Taylor Swift to release the title track of her new album Lover this week

The track is the fourth to be released ahead of seventh studio album Lover.

Taylor Swift has one last treat for her fans before the release of her new album Lover. 

The singer-songwriter confirmed she will release the record's title track this Friday (Aug 16), a week ahead of the album's full release on August 23. 

Taylor shared the news as she accepted the inaugural Icon Award at the Teen Choice Awards 2019 last night (Aug 11), saying: "There’s so much I’m excited about coming up in the next 12 days until my album Lover comes out.

"I wanted to tell you guys tonight that on the 16th, on Friday, I have a new song called Lover coming out. I’m so excited."

Lover will be the album's fourth release from the project, following Me! ft. Brendon Urie and You Need To Calm Down - both Top 5 hits on the Official UK Singles Chart - plus The Archer.  

Taylor's Lover album arrives ahead of her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 26 - her first in four years at the event. She has been nominated for ten prizes at the event, including Video of the Year and Song of the Year for You Need To Calm Down. 

The star celebrated news of the nominations at a party in Los Angeles, where she was seen dancing to her song You need To Calm Down with fellow guests Haim, Laverne Cox and Hayley Kiyoko. 

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