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January 31, 2020IM -
Lover is the seventh studio album by singer-songwriter Taylor Swift of Local 257 (Nashville, TN), who also acted as executive producer.
Described by Swift as a “love letter to love,” Lover’s 18 songs celebrate the ups and downs of love and incorporates brighter, more cheerful tones, departing from the dark sounds of her previous album, Reputation (2017). Swift said during a chat with fans that she wrote the album from an “open, free, romantic, whimsical place.” While her last album was “all cityscape, darkness, full swamp witch,” Lover “felt aesthetically very daytime.”
Musically, it is a pop, pop rock, electropop, and synth-pop record that contains influences of country, dream pop, pop punk, funk, and R&B.
Lover features collaborations with the Dixie Chicks and Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco.