The lyric video for Taylor Swift’s seventh album was dropped a few hours ago on Youtube just days after she won the Icon Award at the 2019 edition of the Teen Choice Awards.
'Lover', the fourth single to be released from the album after 'Me!', 'You Need to Calm Down' and 'The Archer', has been co-produced by Jack Antonoff, member of the indie rock band Fun, and written by Swift. In the song, Taylor Swift sings to the eponymous "Lover", declaring her feelings for him while hinting at wanting to spend the rest of her life with him.
'Lover' is a romantic melody that gives off strong wedding vibes — no doubt, the song is going to be a popular hit in the wedding circle in the coming days. The lyric video displays the words against a faded backdrop of what looks to be Swift’s home videos. The song also takes us back to Swift’s 'Speak Now' days, which is sure to delight her older fans.
Swift sings, "Can I go where you go / Can we always be this close," offering an image of a heartfelt and charming relationship. When she sings, "With every guitar string scar on my hand / I take this magnetic force of a man / to be my Lover," we are taken back to her song 'Gorgeous' from his sixth album 'Reputation', in which she sings “You should think about the consequence / of your magnetic field being a little too strong”.
In her interview with Vogue, Swift mentioned that 'Lover' has one of her favorite bridges, saying, “I love a bridge, and I was really able to go to Bridge City."
In the same interview, Swift also declared that the album is a "love letter to love, in all of its maddening, passionate, exciting, enchanting, horrific, tragic, wonderful glory." The title track certainly lives up to this claim, being as passionate and enchanting as Swift has promised.
The music video for 'Lover' will premiere at a Youtube Live Event on August 22 during which Swift will also have a Q&A session with her fans.
Check out the video below: