While Taylor Swift’s new album Lover drops tonight, multiple album credits revealed via Apple Music and iTunes show Annie Clark, also known as St Vincent, is among the notable collaborators.
St Vincent worked on Swift’s song entitled ‘Cruel Summer’ with the help of Bleachers frontman and record producer Jack Antonoff. As one of pop’s leading producers, Antonoff has helmed both Swift and St Vincent’s most recent albums Reputation and Masseduction.
This is the first time Swift and St Vincent have collaborated, although they have been friends for several years. In 2015, Swift brought St Vincent out during her 1989 World Tour as the two joined Beck in performing a live cover of ‘Dreams’ from his Colors album.
Besides working on ‘Cruel Summer’, St Vincent also recently produced Sleater-Kinney’s new album The Center Won’t Hold. Her album Masseduction, which dropped in 2017, debuted at No.10 on the Billboard 200 in addition to peaking at No.6 in the U.K.
‘Cruel Summer’ appears to be the second song on Swift’s forthcoming new album Lover, which comes out at midnight on 23 August. So far Swift has previously shared four singles off the new album including ‘ME!’, ‘You Need to Calm Down’, ‘Lover’ and ‘The Archer’. ‘ME!’, the singer’s first single off her new album peaked at No. 3 on the UK Top 10 charts and ‘You Need to Calm Down’ topped off at the No. 5 spot.
Aside from the two Lover tracks already scaling the UK Top 10 charts, the 29-year-old pop phenom made headlines this morning after performing on Good Morning America, playing a free concert in Central Park for over 4,500 Swift fans. During the performance, Swift also announced that the official music video for ‘Lover’ will drop later tonight. Swift is also scheduled to be the opening performer for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards on 26 August.
Lover can be pre-ordered here.