"Lover" is set to release August 23 and will feature 18 tracks. Each deluxe edition will feature one of four unique books, along with two audio tracks of Swift creating two of the songs from the album. iTunes and streaming services also debuted her album artwork, which features Swift looking down with a heart around her eye against the backdrop of a pastel-toned sky.
"She's been a friend for a really long time and a woman I respect so much", Swift says.
Taylor Swift has gone from the personal pride of her seven-week-old single, "Me!", and moved on to Pride with a capital P in its just-released followup, "You Need to Calm Down" (exclamation point only implied this time).More news: Konami enters the tiny console business with the TurboGrafx-16 Mini
The album's release date has a significant meaning.
"The album is called Lover", Swift spilled, after praising her fans' dedication to hunting the easter eggs she planted in her "ME!" video.
"So, I have some stuff I wanted to talk to you about", Swift began her live video.More news: 2019 iPhone XR to Feature Bigger Battery Than Last Year's Model
"This album, in tone, it's very romantic", she said. "I think the idea of something being romantic, it doesn't have to be a happy song". The song itself is bright and bubbly, while fans speculated the butterfly-filled music video symbolized the retirement of Swift's dark "Reputation"-era snake imagery". You can find romance in loneliness or sadness or going through a conflict or dealing with things in your life ... Swift also announced that Lover will coincide with a collaboration with the designer, but she didn't get into specific details yet. "An easy way to remember that date is that August is the eighth month of the year", she said.
"For the release of the Lover album, there's going to be the release of a collab with Stella McCartney", Swift confirmed. Not just simply thematically, like it's all love songs or something. "She brings whimsy, imagination and romance to her clothes". "There will be more details closer to the launch of the album".More news: Cricket chiefs deny World Cup TV 'gagging' order