“Hey guys, I wanted to tell you about something that I’m really excited about,” Swift said in a video teasing the song on Wednesday morning (November 13th). “There is a new version of ‘Lover’ coming, a remix featuring someone who I’m such a huge fan of and I’ve known for a really long time. And someone I have always really been dying to collaborate with.”
The spin on her album’s title track, which dropped just after midnight, keeps some of the same romantic lyrics but with a new twist provided by Mendes. “We could light a bunch of candles and dance around the kitchen baby,” the 21-year-old sings in a breathy voice over acoustic guitars. “Pictures of when we were young they hang on the wall/ And we would sit on the stoop and I’ll sing love songs to you when we’re 80/ See I finally got you now, honey I won’t let you fall.” Listen to the new take here.
The fresh production comes soon after Swift announced her only non-Lover Fest to come in 2020. The excitement for everything to come is serious for her fans.