Finally, we have answers: Taylor Swift’s new album will be called Lover and will be released on Aug. 23 of this year, featuring 18 tracks.
After months of teasing the upcoming drop of her highly-anticipated seventh album, Taylor Swift took to Instagram on Thursday afternoon to update fans and eager followers about the Lover album news.
Swift most recently dropped her newest single “ME!” featuring Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie in late April, signaling the next step in her new, post-Reputation creative phase. She has also been active on social media and in public, appearing on magazine covers, performing at the TIME 100 Gala to celebrate with her fellow honorees and sharing a new, butterfly-and-rainbow-filled aesthetic in a sharp shift from her last tour’s darker edge.
Beyond her music, Swift has recently made headlines with political statements. She is celebrating Pride Month by calling on her followers to sign a change.org petition to support the Equality Act, publicly posting a letter to her Tennessee senator for his support and applauding Democratic presidential candidate Corey Booker for his signature.
Swift also appeared to bury the hatchet this week with fellow pop star Katy Perry. The two were rumored to be involved in a long-standing feud involving a backup dancer, but Perry shared on social media a photo of a batch of cookies with frosting spelling out “peace at last” — and tagged Swift in the caption.