Update: Tuesday morning, Taylor Swift and her revealed “The Archer” as the title of the fifth track on new album “Lover.”
Tuesday evening, Swift released the song in conjunction with an Instagram live stream.
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With exactly one month remaining until the album’s release, Taylor Swift and her team have confirmed the title of another track from the album.
Per an update to the album’s iTunes pre-order listing, the fifth track is called “The Archer.” It has a runtime of 3:31.
The track title reveal comes ahead of Taylor Swift’s 5PM ET Instagram Live stream. In her tease for the Tuesday broadcast, Swift directed fans to an Easter Egg from the “You Need To Calm Down” video in which Hayley Kiyoko shoots an arrow into a target with the number five. Given that clue, fans instantly expected news regarding the new album’s fifth track.
With the name and length already revealed, many are hoping Tuesday’s stream will include news on the song’s release date (if not other tidbits about the new album).
The fifth track has historically been a standout on Taylor Swift’s albums. “All Too Well,” the fifth track on “Red,” is widely viewed as one of Swift’s strongest songs. Other fifth tracks include emotional numbers “Cold As You” (“Taylor Swift”), “White Horse” (“Fearless”) and “Dear John” (“Speak Now”), as well as underrated “All You Had To Do Was Stay” (“1989”) and sleeper hit “Delicate” (“reputation”).
Assuming it does indeed get a pre-album release, “The Archer” will be the third preview from Swift’s new album. She has already shared official radio singles “ME!” and the aforementioned “You Need To Calm Down.”