Monday, 16 September, 2019

Taylor Swift announces new album for next August

A clip from Taylor Swift's video for Look What You Made Me Do where she is in a car holding a Grammy with a hairstyle similar to Katy Perry's Taylor Swift Announces Album Name, Release Date and New Single on Instagram Live
Adrian Cunningham | 14 June, 2019, 15:41

"You need to calm down/You're being too loud/And I'm just like oh oh/You need to just stop/Like can you just not step on my gown/You need to calm down", the lyrics continue.

Check out Lover's dreamy, pastel-colored artwork above, and start those countdowns - August 23 will be here before you know it, and you do NOT need to calm down about it.

"This album, in tone, it's very romantic", Swift said on Instagram.

Another new single called "You Need to Calm Down" will arrive tonight (yes, tonight!) at midnight, and will be followed by a music video premiering on June 17 on Good Morning America. It's in a long line of anti-haters singles from Swift, but this time she's returning fire not just at her own detractors but dedicating a significant portion of the song to taking on homophobes. very cheerfully, in keeping with all other recent Swift mood signifiers. "I think that's one of the most important things I could do".

Another said: "Know I was always going to say this but #YouNeedToCalmDown is wonderful".

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The album will have 18 tracks, she added, saying, "That's more than I've had on an album before".

Stance: She then seems to take a clear stand against LGBTQ discrimination, singing, 'Why are you mad when you could be GLAAD? The singer said that it would be released on 23 August. Swift also announced that Lover will coincide with a collaboration with the designer, but she didn't get into specific details yet. The song features Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco. And not just simply thematically, like it's all love songs or something.

Oh, and remember all those pretty fashion and accessory posts Swift was sharing via Instagram earlier this year? "She's been a friend and a woman that I respect so much".

Although that's familiar Taylor territory, the chorus sounds as if maybe she's moved on from the place she was when she wrote and released her last album, 2017's score-settling "Reputation".