Taylor Swift also previewed two new songs, "The Man" and "Lover," in her Vogue cover story
The pop star, 29, graces the cover of Vogue’s September issue, in which she teases two never-before-heard tracks on her Reputation follow-up and gets candid about the inspiration behind the highly-anticipated Aug. 23 release.
“There are so many ways in which this album feels like a new beginning,” Swift said. “This album is really a love letter to love, in all of its maddening, passionate, exciting, enchanting, horrific, tragic, wonderful glory.”
And in her Vogue interview, the singer previews the Lover title track: “My heart’s been borrowed and yours has been blue/ All’s well that ends well to end up with you.”
“This has one of my favorite bridges,” she told the outlet of the song, co-produced by Jack Antonoff. “I love a bridge, and I was really able to go to Bridge City.”
Vogue writer Abby Aguirre described “Lover” as “classic Swift,” noting its “romantic, haunting, waltzy, singer-songwritery nugget.”
In addition, Swift previewed a track called “The Man”, a play on how she would be perceived by the public if she was a male.
“If I had made all the same choices, all the same mistakes, all the same accomplishments, how would it read?” Swift asked, before singing the lyrics: “I’d be a fearless leader. I’d be an alpha type. When everyone believes ya: What’s that like?,” according to Vogue.
Swift said it took a while to compile her thoughts and ideas for Lover, but when she started finally writing, she “couldn’t stop.” She also confirmed that the album will consist of 18 songs in total, the most tracks she’s had on any album.
While many fans will have to wait a few more weeks until the album’s debut, a select group of Swifties were treated to a top-secret listening party in London, Nashville and Los Angeles recently. Swift has traditionally invited fans to her various homes ahead of an album’s release to preview her new music.
On Wednesday, MTV announced that Swift will be performing at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, which will broadcast live globally from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Monday, Aug. 26. It’ll be the Swift’s first major televised performance following the release of her highly anticipated album Lover.