Taylor Swift has teamed up with St. Vincent, for the new track “Cruel Summer,” which also features frequent collaborator, music producer and multi-instrumentalist Jack Antonoff as well. This track is off of her upcoming album Lover, which is set to be released at midnight tonight.
Apple Music and iTunes have made several announcements regarding this unexpected album release, which will be her first album with Republic. Three of her tracks “Lover,” “Cornelia,” and “Daylight,” are songs that she exclusively wrote. Antonoff has also collaborated on eight other tracks for the album, while Joel Little, Adam Feeney, Louis Bell, Frank Dukes, St. Vincent and Mark Anthony Spears also hold writing credits on the upcoming album.
💿 | Official Lover writing credits from iTunes
🎵 3 solely written songs — Lover, Cornelia Street and Daylight
🤝 Frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff is on 8 tracks, other co-writers include Joel Little, Adam Feeney, Louis Bell, Frank Dukes, St. Vincent & Mark Anthony Spears! pic.twitter.com/0GgPWmzxwS
— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) August 21, 2019
Antonoff has been close with both artists for many years now, and served as a producer on Swift’s 1989 album and St. Vincent’s MASSEDUCTION album in 2017. Both of the albums were massive successes for both artist’s, with 1989 taking Swift into complete pop territory, while MASSEDUCTION became St. Vincent’s first top 10 hit.
“I don’t want to start a weird rumour or anything,” Clark began in an interview with Beats 1 Radio“ but I swear to God, you know because Jack Antonoff’s bros with Taylor Swift because they work together a lot, and I feel like Taylor was like, ‘You should make this a pop song’.”
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