Taylor Swift dropped some major details on her upcoming album Thursday.
The singer revealed in an Instagram live that the album will be called Lover and will be released on August 23.
The 18-song album will include “ME!,” her collaboration with Panic! at the Disco’s Brandon Urie, and her new song “You Need to Calm Down,” which is set to be released at midnight Friday, June 14.
“So a lot of people, I saw, had a theory regarding the idea of ‘Calm etc. etc.’ I can confirm that I have a new single tonight coming out tonight at midnight. It’s called ‘You Need to Calm Down.’ I’m so excited for you to hear it,” Swift revealed on Instagram. “The video is very worth the wait. There’s a lot going on in the video; I wanted that to be a separate discovery.”
The video will make its debut on Good Morning America on June 17.
The release date for the album also has symbolic reference for the 29-year-old singer: the numbers add up to her lucky number, 13: August (the eighth month of the year), plus two and three.
“This album in tone, it’s very romantic — and not just thematically, like it’s all love songs,” People Magazine quoted Swift as saying.. “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.”
Check out the cover art for Lover below: