MANILA, Philippines – After over a month of fan speculation and teasers, Taylor Swift announced on Friday, June 14, that her 7th album will be called Lover.
Taylor, a singer and songwriter, made the announcement on her social media pages. She had earlier released one song from the album “Me!” with Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie. Taylor will also be releasing a second single, “You Need to Calm Down.” Its music video will drop on June 17.
Lover, meanwhile is slated for an August 23 release via Republic.
Taylor, 29, first saw her star rise in the 2000s with Fearless, her second studio album. She’s since gone on to produce hit after hit. In 2017, she released reputation, her first album since 2014’s 1989.
Promotions for “Me!” and what was then an untitled album has been, well, swift. Taylor promoted the single heavily on social media and appeared in front of a butterfly mural in Nashville hours before the single dropped.
The music video for “Me!” is all sorts of colorful – and Lover is likely to follow the same color palette. The cover shot for the album by artist Valheria Rocha features Taylor surrounded by clouds and pastel skies – a stark contrast to the dark and steely look of reputation.
Listen to “You Need To Calm Down” here: