I cried watching the movie. For about a week, I start waking up from dreams that I'm living out that scenario—that that's happening to me. I'd have these lyrics in my head based on the dynamics of these characters and I went in the studio with Jack Antonoff. Reputation was so far from what I usually do. And Lover feels like a return to the fundamental songwriting pillars that I usually build my house on. It's really honest; it's not me playing a character. It's really just how I feel, undistilled.
And there are a lot of very personal admissions in it. And also, I love a metaphor. I love building on the metaphor for a very long time. You know, the whole of Reputation was just a metaphor, but this [ Lover ] is a very personal record. So that's been really fun. The standard edition of Lover consists of 18 tracks, making it the longest studio album in Swift's catalogue thus far.
The deluxe edition adds two bonus voice memos that feature demo versions of the tracks "I Forgot That You Existed" and " Lover ". Lover is primarily a pop record,  encompassing synth-poppop rock LP electropop   and retro elements  with motifs of different styles of music such as countrypop punkindie-popfolk rock and quiet storm. The A. Club noticed the "kind of uniform sonic mood board last heard on "; how Lover mixes "contemporary touchstones" and " indie -electropop" with "plenty of piano and modernized spins on retro flourishes".
Dubbed as Swift's most romantic and free-spirited work yet,   Lover is "a celebration of love, in all its complexity, coziness, and chaos"  and "a love letter to love, in all of its maddening, passionate, exciting, enchanting, horrific, tragic, wonderful glory",  presenting Swift's most mature understanding of love yet. The album's highly detailed lyrics have been found reminiscent to that of Swift's old-school work, where "characters were drafted with novelistic specificity",  especially the "personal lyricism" of Speak Now  and the confessional songwriting of Red Open-hearted love songs dominate Lover, and examines love "in all its aspects".
The songs consist of "diary-honest" lyrics, "cathartic" bridges"unalloyed ebullience", "clever couplets and witty turns of phrase"; while also celebrating Swift's sense of humor, departing from the serious Reputation persona.
It is a pastel-hued compromise between the good and the bad—not in spite of who she's been, but because of who she's been". Lover has been defined as a "distillation of everything that Swift has already accomplished, different components condensed to reflect her current interests and longtime strengths as a singer-songwriter"  and a "dazzling, bursting compendium of pompous hope, modest love, and sobering grief, as well as a journey to make peace with the past".
Club opined that Lover finds Swift in a "confident headspace, secure in the knowledge she has no need to prove herself to anybody". The punchy opening track "I Forgot That You Existed" is a light-hearted pop rap and post- tropical house song, where Swift declares her indifference to her detractors and farewell to the LP that inspired Reputationwith a reference to Drake and his song " In My Feelings ".
In " The Man ", Swift imagines the media's treatment of her if she were a man,  over a production featuring flashy harmonies, murky synths and rumbling beats. It sees Swift examining the blossoming of a relationship, speculating how much the subject can surmise her feelings for him, mentioning Music Row. Marked with peppy cheerleader chants  Swift expresses her disillusionment at the state of US politicsusing the song as a metaphorical critique.
The incandescent ballad "Afterglow" sees Swift apologizing to a romantic partner for the impending failure of a relationship,   propelled by a slow and heavy bass. I want to be defined by the things that I love. Not the things I hate, not the things I'm afraid of, the things that haunt me in the middle of the night.
I think that you are what you love. The cover artwork of Lover was shot and edited by year-old Colombian photographer and collage artistValheria Rocha; she, along with Swift, handled the art direction of the photographs used for the album's campaign. I think about Loverand all the glitter heart eyes it inspired and the way people photoshopped themselves on the cover: everyone, from my neighbor to Ellen DeGeneres. There's a level of iconicness and relatability that made the cover influential.
People saw they could easily make their own versions of Lover and I think it makes them feel a little closer to Taylor. The cover artwork features Swift in her signature red lips, with a heart-shaped pink glitter arrangement surrounding her right eye, before a cloudy sky dominated by pink and blue hues, as well as a yellow light leak.
The album title is etched above Swift's head, in a slanted, pink, glittery, cursive font. The aesthetic of Lover has been described as daytime,  summer,  and spring,  incorporating butterflies,  hearts floral  and kitsch and consisting heavily of pastel colors.
Lover was released on August 23,through Republic Records ; it's the first album by Swift to be released under the label since her departure from Big Machine Records in November It is the first time Swift made her album available for streaming on its release day, and the first time she made an album available for digital purchase directly on her website.
The deluxe edition comes in four versions, each containing a CD, two bonus audio memos and a blank journalwith different bonus content of Swift's old diary entries, photos, and a poster.
Swift teased her seventh studio album through cryptic hint-dropping and " easters eggs " on social media. Entertainment Weekly wrote, Swift "has perfected the pop culture feedback loop: She shares updates about her life and drops hints about new music, which fans then gobble up and re-promote with their own theories, which Swift then re-shares on her Tumblr or incorporates into future clues.
It's like a T-Swift-built Escher staircase of personal memories and moments that tease what's next". Swift commented that she loves "that they [fans] like the cryptic hint-dropping. Because as long as they like it, I'll keep doing it. It's fun. It feels mischievous and playful". The magazine added that Swift "has designed the ultimate artistic scavenger hunt — and it's easy to get swept up in its drama, even if you don't listen to her music", and that she makes the audience "feel like they're on the journey with her".
A few weeks before the expected release of LoverSwift invited a select group of fans to private listening parties called Secret Sessionsto listen to the album, a tradition which began with in These sessions were held in London Nashville and Los Angeles.
The New York Times highlighted Swift's "old-fashioned" way of releasing Loverfrom the release of its lead single "Me! The newspaper stated that Swift is "steady in her traditional pop playbook, with radio singles, music videos, magazine covers, television appearances and a stream of things for sale, all on schedule", even though the majority of the music industry has adapted to the digital era. Swift performed songs from Lover on several televised events.
On May 1,Swift and Urie made the first live performance of "Me! On September 17,Swift announced the Lover Festa concert tour set to begin in the summer ofstarting on June 20,in Werchter, Belgium and concluding on August 1,in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
I want to perform it in a way that feels authentic. I want to go to some places I haven't been and play festivals. Where we didn't have festivals, we made some. Due to the growing concerns over the COVID pandemicall festival dates planned for the tour were cancelled, with the US and Brazil shows postponed and to be rescheduled to sometime in Lover was supported by four singles and a promotional single ; all of which charted inside the top 40 of the Billboard Hot —three of them reached the top ten.
It was released along with its symbolic music video on April 26, The video—Swift's solo directorial debut—was met with praise from critics for its satire and features cameos from Swift's father Scott Swift and TikTok star Loren Gray. Therefore, the song would not receive an accompanying music video; however, a lyric video accompanied the song's release. Lover received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 79 based on 26 sources.
Rob Sheffield from Rolling Stone called the album "overpowering" and a "career-capping masterpiece". Club called the album "one of [Swift's] strongest, LP relatable albums to date He further described the album as "grown-up, complex pop". Bryan Rolli of Forbes called Lover a "masterful, heartfelt pop spectacle", where Swift "refuses to cop to too many younger trends"; instead, "she perfects a winning formula, shooting her anthemic love songs and heart-on-sleeve lyricism skyward with '80s synthesizers and enough gang vocals to fill a stadium by herself".
He deemed Lover as "musically and lyrically rich, fulfilling in the same way that staying up all night and having a heart-to-heart conversation with an old friend is". In a less favorable review, Sal Cinquemani from Slant Magazine wrote the album "attempts to be something to everyone" but "lacks a unified sonic aesthetic".
However, he remarked Swift's songwriting as better "than any of her competitors" and praised "False God" and "It's Nice to Have a Friend" for being "more satisfying". Numerous publications placed Lover in their year-end best-albums lists. Most notably, Rolling Stone and Variety named Lover the best album of Lover and its singles received three nominations at the 62nd Grammy Awards. The album was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Albumwhich is Swift's third consecutive nomination in the category, following and Reputation Additionally, she was crowned as the Artist of the Decade.
Withpre-adds on Apple Music within one day, Lover is the most pre-saved album by a female artist LP of July ; it is also the most pre-saved pop album on the platform. In the US, Lover sold aroundcopies in its first day, earning the biggest sales week ofbreaking the first-week sales record of Jonas Brothers ' Happiness Beginsin a day. It is Swift's sixth number-one album in the country; she also became the first female artist in US history to have six albums sell more thancopies in a single week.
Lover earned more than million streams across all platforms in the US in its first week, marking the second largest streaming week of all time among albums by women. In its third week, it remained stable at number two with a furtherunits moved.
By JanuaryLover had spent 17 weeks inside the top 10 of the chart, five more weeks than its predecessor, Reputation. All 18 tracks from Lover charted simultaneously on the Billboard Hotbreaking numerous records—the most simultaneous Hot entries among women, the most simultaneous Hot debuts among women, the album by a female artist with most simultaneous Hot entries and the album by a female artist with the most simultaneous Hot debuts—all of which were previously held by Billie Eilish and her debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
By the end ofLover had sold 1. It is Swift's fourth album to become the best-seller of the year, following Fearless inin and Reputation in Lover was also the only release to reach the one-million mark. The album also generated more than 2. In Canada, Lover debuted at number-one on the Billboard Canadian Albums Chartselling 47, units in its first week,  becoming Swift's sixth consecutive chart-topper in the country.
In Europe, Lover gave Swift her highest debuts on many charts thus far in her career. In the United Kingdom, it debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart with 53, units, consisting of 35, traditional sales. It made Swift the first female artist to have four chart-topping albums in the s decade.
In Ireland, the album debuted at number one on the Irish Albums Chartmaking Swift the only female artist with four chart-topping albums in the country in the s decade. It also posted the biggest first-week sales of in the country and all of the 18 tracks from the album appeared in the top 75 of the ARIA Top Singles Chart. Lover also debuted atop the albums chart in New Zealandbecoming Swift's sixth number-one album in the country.
In China, Lover was a massive success, topping the best-selling digital albums lists of all major Chinese music platforms. It became the first international album in Chinese history to surpass 1 million units within a week of its release, setting the record for the biggest sales week for an international artist in the country. Following and ReputationLover is Swift's third album to rank in the all-time top 10, making her the first non-Chinese act to achieve this; all the three releases have exceeded 1 million digital units in the country.
Lover sold more than 3. Lover was the best-selling studio album ofsetting the Guinness World record for the biggest-selling album worldwide for a solo artist, marking Swift's seventh Guinness record. In FebruaryUniversal Music Publishing Group reported that Lover has exceeded 5 million units in global consumption.
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It received universal acclaim from critics, who praised its tender songwriting and retro quality. British fashion designer Stella McCartney pictured right is also name-dropped in the song.
Main article: Lover Fest. Swift sings over lush and unhurried synth beats that explode into an earworm chorus of plunging echoes.
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Swift has writing credits on all of the album's songs, including those co-written with Liz Rose. Swift experimented with several producers, ultimately choosing Nathan Chapman, who had produced her demo album. Musically, the album is country music styled, and lyrically it speaks of romantic relationships, a couple of which Swift wrote from observing relationships before being in one. About This Item. We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it.
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The Lover Speaks version "No More 'I Love You's" was the debut single for The Lover Speaks. After signing to A&M Records in early , the band soon began recording their debut album with Jimmy Iovine as co-producer. In July, "No More 'I Love You's" was released as the first single from the album and reached No. 58 in the UK Singles Chart. Now, for the first time ever, the gorgeous, debut album by The Lover Speaks has been digitally re-mastered and expanded. The album has been long out-of-print. The original CD is nearly impossible to find and sells for staggering amounts of money when it turns up online/5(39). View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Lover Speaks on Discogs. Label: A&M Records - SP • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • /5(22). Lover is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, released on August 23, , through Republic balnalatelesupprosivadisbere.coinfo the executive producer, Swift enlisted producers Jack Antonoff, Louis Bell, Frank Dukes and Joel Little for the album. Lover is primarily a pop, synth-pop, electropop and pop rock record with a retro style, encompassing diverse genres such as country, funk. Mar 30, · Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about The Lover Speaks - The Lover Speaks at Discogs. Complete your The Lover Speaks collection/5(). The Lover Speaks were an English new wave duo consisting of David Freeman and Joseph Hughes. They wrote and sang the original version of the song "No More "I. This album is no different, different era yes, but something for all her fans from pop to country, it feels like it's for all her fans who have been there through the years. Death by a thousand cuts, Lover, Soon you'll get better and Cruel summer are my stand out tracks, but the rest it is just as good! Fab album/5(3). The Lover Speaks were a new wave duo consisting of London based singer/song writer David Freeman, and Joseph Hughes (arranger, composer). They sang the original version of the song "No More I Love You's'," which became a huge hit for Annie Lennox in David was born in East London on September 25, As a teenager in the late 70s he began playing guitar in the British punk band The Flys. Musically, the album is country music styled, and lyrically it speaks of romantic relationships, a couple of which Swift wrote from observing relationships before being in balnalatelesupprosivadisbere.coinfo vinyl LP pressing in gatefold sleeve. self-titled debut studio album by superstar Taylor Swift.5/5(2). The album was released by A&M Records on vinyl, CD and cassette across the world including in the UK, Europe, US, Canada, Japan and Australia. In June , The Lover Speaks was re-issued on CD by Cherry Pop with eight bonus tracks. .
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