What will ‘Lover’ be about?
There’s obviously no way to know for sure, but fans are already making assumptions based off the song titles that she registered on GEMA, her pink and girly Instagram posts and the style of the three tracks that she’s already released. But Taylor revealed during an interview with Zach Sang that the first single, “ME!,” doesn’t sum up the sound of the album at all.
“It’s always really difficult to pick a first single for my albums because I try to make an album that’s so vast in its scope of things,” she explained. “There isn’t ever just one song that could sum up what the album is. But I knew that [“ME!”] just felt like a celebration. It felt like something that could make you feel good. And I just want that right now for people. I want that for me when I perform it. I want to feel good and feel positive and feel hopeful. This album is a pretty big story. There’s a lot to say. Like I said, a lot of the time I’ll pick a first single because I like the feeling it conveys, knowing that there’s a lot more on the album that’s very different from that first single.”
Our guess is that TS7 will probably be about her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn. The blonde beauty and the 27-year-old British actor have been happily in love since 2017, and since Taylor is pretty known for writing about her love life and relationships, it’s pretty likely that we’ll be getting some adorable songs about her beau. And in her Instagram Live, Taylor revealed that the album definitely has a ton of romance in it!
“I think the idea of something being romantic, it doesn’t have to be a happy song. You can find romance in loneliness or sadness or going through a conflict or dealing with things in your life. It looks at things with a very romantic gaze,” she explained.
And while speaking to British radio station, Heart, she called the album, “The spring to her winter.”
“In every way, I want this album to symbolize growth and things you learn along the way and things I find romantic. That doesn’t mean it’s just a love album and everything’s a love song,” she explained. “The album is very pure in a sense that it’s not a response to anything. This album is not responding to any sort of adversity. In my life, it’s like, what would I write if I was just writing? Because Reputation felt, in a lot of ways, like my only way to respond to certain things.”
And don’t expect it to be all happy because the “Blank Space” songstress admitted that the album will contain a “diverse emotional spectrum.”
“The album has lots of different emotional tones to it, in the same way that a person is never going to just be happy all the time,” Taylor said in a recent interview. “When I make an album, it’s never just going to be a happy album.”
And the singer told Vogue that it may be her favorite album yet!
“There are so many ways in which this album feels like a new beginning,” she added. “This album is really a love letter to love, in all of its maddening, passionate, exciting, enchanting, horrific, tragic, wonderful glory.”
After the Secret Sessions, one fan described the album as “amazing,” and filled with “so many amazing bops and also some true tearjerkers.”
“I believe there’s something for everyone on that album. There’s some really stripped down stuff and some hardcore bops. But all in all, amazing. If Reputation wasn’t your cup of tea, I am sure you will love Lover,” the Swiftie shared on Twitter.
In comparison to her old albums, another fan claimed that it was most similar to 1989.
“I would say [it’s] like 1989 production, but with new elements,” they wrote. “Very romantic album, lyrics definitely more Speak Now vibes with a hint of Fearless? I don’t even know how to explain it. … A very raw and real album.”
Fans also revealed that track 10 is super emotional.
“Everyone in the room sobbed,” a fan wrote on Tumblr about when the 10th song on Lover came on during the Secret Sessions. “When Taylor explained the backstory and how it was emotional to write, it was like a friend opening up. She didn’t want to be in the room while it played because it’s still so hard to listen to without getting emotional. She trusts us and loves us so much, and she wanted to put this on her album although it was such a complex one to write and listen to. I was so proud of her for being so open and honest. Tack 10 is so raw and honest, and for me it’s perhaps her saddest song ever.”