Taylor Swift to Release New Album “Lover” on August 23
Taylor Swift announced on Thursday that she’ll drop a new album called <i>Lover</i> on August 23. <i>E! News</i> reports that Swift made the announcement on Instagram Live, noting that the LP will feature 18 new tracks–including her previously released single “ME!” “It’s very romantic and not just simply thematically, like it’s all love songs or something,” Swift said about the project. “I think the idea of something being romantic, it doesn’t have to be a happy song. I think you can find romance in loneliness or sadness or going through a conflict or dealing with things in your life. I think it just kind of looks at those things with a very romantic gaze.” Swift also dropped a new song called “You Need to Calm Down” on Thursday night. The song’s music video will premiere this coming Monday on <i>Good Morning America </i>and YouTube.