Here comes the ‘Lover’ mix you can slow dance to. Taylor Swift has released a new ‘First Dance’ cut of her Lover title track featuring lush orchestral arrangements based on her 2019 AMAs performance. You can check out the ‘First Dance’ remix below.
Swift has given a lot of love to her ‘Lover’ remixes. Earlier this month, she dropped a remix featuring Shawn Mendes, and last Friday, 22 November, the pair unveiled their warm holiday lyric video for the tune.
Prior to sharing the ‘First Dance’ remix, Swift gave a career-spanning performance at Los Angeles’ Mirosoft Theater and became the most awarded artist in American Music Awards’ history, beating Michael Jackson’s record, on Sunday night, 24 November.
Swift won a total of five awards this evening, including her Artist of the Decade, bringing her total to 28 AMAs. She also won for Artist of The Year, Favourite Music Video for ‘You Need to Calm Down’, Favourite Female Artist – Pop/Rock, Favourite Album – Pop/Rock for her No.1 album Lover and Favourite Artist – Adult Contemporary.
Before Swift took the stage, she was introduced by another legendary singer-songwriter, Carole King. Swift fondly spoke about growing up listening to King’s seminal record Tapestry and how she was an inspiration. She then went on to thank her fans and spoke to her fellow nominees saying: “All any of the artists in this room is to create something that will last.”
Despite the recent controversy over her catalogue rights, Swift performed a retrospective medley of her career-defining hits from throughout her career starting with ‘The Man’ from her recent album, followed by fan favourites ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ and ‘Blank Space’. But the real showstopper was her performance of ‘Shake It Off’, where she was joined by her Camila Cabello and Halsey. She then wrapped up the night’s most anticipated performances with the title track ‘Lover’, playing the tender ballad while seated at the piano.
Lover is out now and can be bought here.