Taylor Swift reveals release date of new album Lover and announces new single

New song ‘You Need To Calm Down’ coming Friday

Clémence Michallon
New York
Thursday 13 June 2019 22:09 BST
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Taylor Swift performs onstage at 2019 iHeartRadio Wango Tango at Dignity Health Sports Park on 1 June, 2019 in Carson, California.
Taylor Swift performs onstage at 2019 iHeartRadio Wango Tango at Dignity Health Sports Park on 1 June, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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Taylor Swift has finally revealed the release date of her new album – also teasing out a new single coming on Friday.

The singer made both announcements in an Instagram Live video on Thursday.

Her next album, titled Lover, will come out on 23 August.

In the meantime, fans can expect her new tune, titled “You Need To Calm Down”, to be released on Friday, 14 June at midnight ET, meaning 5am in the UK.

Lover, which is Swift’s seventh album, will feature 18 tracks.

The singer’s most recent album, Reputation, came out in November 2017.

She previously released the single Me! with Panic! at the Disco‘s Brendon Urie, in April this year.

Swift shared a photo of the cover art for Lover on Thursday.

The singer had announced on 12 June that she would be going live on Instagram the following day to update her fans on “some stuff”.

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