Taylor Swift has surprised her fans with the unexpected release of her new single, The Archer, coming in the wake of the news that she had been nominated for 10 slots at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.
Swift launched the new track in the middle of an Instagram live session on Wednesday morning Australian time, saying it was to be the fifth track of her 18-track forthcoming album, Lover.
Track five has particular significance for the singer’s fans, as that slot on any of Swift album is traditionally given to the most “honest, emotional, vulnerable” song of the collection. Swift said she had been planting teasers for The Archer throughout her music videos and other social media content for the last few months.
By Damilola Faustino