It’s officially Friday, August 23, so you know what that means! Taylor Swift’s seventh studio album, Lover, is now here and ready for fans to listen to. The 18-track record includes previously-released singles like “ME!” and “You Need To Calm Down,” as well as the title track “Lover,” which Swift released the music video for yesterday during her #LoversLounge live stream, just a day ahead of the album’s release.
The album includes collaborations with Panic! At The Disco frontman, Brendon Urie, for “ME!” and the Dixie Chicks for “Soon You’ll Get Better.” Swift previously hinted at a Dixie Chicks collaboration on her cover for Entertainment Weekly, as well as in her music video for “ME!”
Before dropping her new album, Swift appeared on Good Morning America, where she held a concert for thousands of fans in New York City at Central Park. Swift performed Lover singles like “ME!” and “You Need To Calm Down,” and the fan-favorite single “Shake It Off” from her fifth studio album 1989.
While appearing on Good Morning America, Swift also revealed that she would be re-recording her previous albums following the feud with her former label regarding the ownership of her music.
Speaking of Lover, Swift said, “Something that’s very special to me about this album is it’s the first one that I will own. I think it’s important for artists to own their work. I’m gonna be busy, I’m very excited.”
Swift will open the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday, August 26.