Images & Words: Taylor Swift, “Lover”

Taylor Swift
Lover (out 08.23 on Republic)

Taylor continues her (2-song) hot streak with this wistful, woozy slice of alt-country. A little bit Mazzy Star, a little bit Whiskeytown, “Lover” is a swooning waltz that feels playful and earnest. She glides over the shuffling chords and the reverb-soaked snare, luxuriating in the joy and possibility of the early days of a new love story. This record really struggled to get out of the blocks, but maybe we should have listened when she told us that “we need to calm down.”

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