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Taylor Swift Reveals Release Date For Next Single “You Need To Calm Down,” New Album “Lover”

Taylor Swift shared big news during her Thursday livestream.

Taylor Swift - Lover Cover | Republic/iTunes

During a Thursday evening Instagram livestream, Taylor Swift confirmed news regarding her next single — as well as the album on which it appears.

Confirming online rumors, Swift revealed that her new single “You Need To Calm Down” will launch at 12AM ET/9PM PT late Thursday/early Friday. The accompanying music video will premiere on “Good Morning America” this Monday, June 17.

Along with previous single “ME!,” the new song will appea ron Swift’s forthcoming album “Lover.” The album, her seventh, will launch on August 23 (8/23/19 | 8 + 2 + 3 = 13). The iTunes version of “Lover” is already available for pre-order; Target will exclusively offer four deluxe editions of the LP.

Containing 18 tracks, “Lover” will be Swift’s longest studio release.

Swift also partnered with Stella McCartney to develop a line inspired by the album.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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