Shock! Forward of her Eras Tour kicking off in Glendale, Arizona on Mar. 17, Taylor Swift dropped 4 beforehand unreleased tracks. Together with new re-recordings of The Starvation Video games soundtrack cuts “Eyes Open” and “Secure & Sound,” and a Taylor’s Model of “If This Was a Film,” the batch of deep-cuts additionally features a model new tune referred to as “All Of The Ladies You Cherished Earlier than.” Initially written in the course of the periods for Swift’s 2019 album Lover, the monitor in the end missed out on making the lower for her seventh album. The discharge marked the singer’s first file since leaving her former label Huge Machine Data, amid a really public dispute over who owns all of the masters from her first six albums. For that motive, “All Of The Ladies You Cherished Earlier than” has not been labelled as (Taylor’s Model) – the tune at all times belonged to her from day one.
Launched three years after Taylor Swift reportedly began relationship her companion Joe Alwyn, followers have already famous that Lover comprises a handful of lyrics that appear to be particularly about him. “Teal was the color of your shirt whenever you have been sixteen on the yogurt store,” she sings on “Invisible String” (Alwyn used to work at a department of the frozen yogurt chain Snog). Sure strains on “All Of The Ladies You Cherished Earlier than” additionally appear to allude to the start of the pair’s relationship, and their efforts to attempt to maintain out of the general public eye. “We’re sneakin’ out into city” definitely looks like it could possibly be concerning the early days, when The Solar reported that the couple spent a summer season secretly mendacity low at Cara Delevingne’s home.
Co-written by Canadian producer Frank Dukes (recognized for his work with Drake, The Weeknd, and Camila Cabello) and Miley Cyrus collaborator Louis Bell, the Lover lower sees Swift thanking the exes who collectively helped to make her present companion the person he’s right now. “Each dead-end avenue led you straight to me,” she sings, “now you are all I would like.”
The official launch comes after a bunch of Swifties beforehand banded collectively earlier this 12 months to “purchase” a leak of “All Of The Ladies You Cherished Earlier than” on the social media platform Discord. Collectively, they raised $2,600 (£2,144) earlier than the server mysteriously went non-public — and shortly afterwards numerous Swift tracks began leaking.
Understandably, Swifties are elated that there’s now an official launch. They usually’re united in a single principle: Alwyn should be the luckiest man on the earth to have a tune like this written about him. See under for the complete reactions.