18 Songs, 9 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The latest peek at Taylor’s forthcoming album Lover comes in “The Archer,” a propulsive, reflective, retro ballad co-written with the king of those: Jack Antonoff. It follows the stomping Pride anthem “You Need to Calm Down” and the self-love duet “ME!” (featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco), both of which arrived in puffs of glitter and firework smoke. But here, she dials down the pyrotechnics and steps close to the mic, offering a lush, hushed dance-lite confessional that rings of synth-pop forebears Tiffany and Donna Lewis. “I’m ready for combat/I say I don’t want that,” she sings, acknowledging the curious paradox of 2019-era Taylor Swift. And then, shrewdly: “But what if I do?” Pre-add Lover now and when it’s released on August 23, the entire album will be added to your library instantly.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The latest peek at Taylor’s forthcoming album Lover comes in “The Archer,” a propulsive, reflective, retro ballad co-written with the king of those: Jack Antonoff. It follows the stomping Pride anthem “You Need to Calm Down” and the self-love duet “ME!” (featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco), both of which arrived in puffs of glitter and firework smoke. But here, she dials down the pyrotechnics and steps close to the mic, offering a lush, hushed dance-lite confessional that rings of synth-pop forebears Tiffany and Donna Lewis. “I’m ready for combat/I say I don’t want that,” she sings, acknowledging the curious paradox of 2019-era Taylor Swift. And then, shrewdly: “But what if I do?” Pre-add Lover now and when it’s released on August 23, the entire album will be added to your library instantly.

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