Taylor Swift Reveals Lover Track List — and Confirms Buzzed-About Dixie Chicks Collab!
Taylor Swift anticipated a Dixie Chicks-featured track after the “ME!” music video, in which a framed portrait of the country trio could be seen in the background.
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After publicizing the title track of her forthcoming album, Taylor Swift has declared the titles of all 18 songs on Lover.
The singer, 29, shared the news on Instagram Friday, sharing three images with the names of her coming songs, including the already-released “ME!” “You Need to Calm Down,” “The Archer” and “Lover.”
In addition, Swift assured her association with the Dixie Chicks on a single called “Soon You’ll Get Better,” the 12th song listed on her album.
Swifties first anticipated a Dixie Chicks-featured track after the release of the “ME!” music video, in which a framed portrait of the country trio was placed in the background of the opening scene. The Easter egg thrilled many fans on social media, including the band as they tweeted a mysterious message following the video release.
Swift has been a fan of the Dixie Chicks for a longtime.
During her 1989 World Tour, the pop star requested lead singer Natalie Maines to be her special guest at a show and perform the Chicks’ hit “Goodbye Earl” with her.
More recently, Swift told how the trio enthused her to “think bigger” when it came to her career in music. She said, “The Dixie Chicks were making such interesting music and doing it in such an unapologetically feminine, imaginative way”.
Swift shared, “I was very inspired by the album Fly and the aesthetics, because it was very clear they had really put a lot into the artwork. And so it got my brain thinking bigger in terms of, you know, you make an album, but then you can choose an entire look and color palette and aesthetic and symbolism and imagery and backstories — that you can really make an album even more of an experience if you so choose”.
Another song title getting fans love is “London Boy,” which could be a gesture to Swift’s boyfriend of three years Joe Alwyn, who is a inborn of North London.
Alwyn is already a motivation on “Lover,” with lyrics nodding to their romance. While Swift doesn’t refer to her British beau, 28, by name, she does reference the timeline of their relationship.
“I’ve loved you three summers now, honey / But I want them all,” sings Swift, who is rumored to be celebrating her third anniversary with the actor this year.
“Ladies and gentleman / Will you please stand / With every guitar string scar on my hand / I take this magnetic force of a man to be my lover,” she sings on the widespread bridge.
Lover is set for release on August 23.