By Dano Nissen
LOS ANGELES (Variety) – Taylor Swift announced today that she has partnered with Originals to livestream a new music video from her upcoming album “Lover,” talk details about her new fashion line with designer Stella McCartney and conduct a fan Q&A on YouTube on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 5:00 pm. ET.
During the livestream fans can submit questions in the comment section and Swift will select a few to answer. The music video for “Lover” will premiere on YouTube following the livestream at 5:30 pm ET. Swift will release the title track of “Lover,” the fourth single from the album, tomorrow.
Swift’s album “Lover” will drop the day after the livestream on Friday, Aug. 23 . She will “exclusively perform stripped down versions of songs” on SiriusXM Hits 1 on release day at 5 pm ET. She will then participate in a Q&A with select subscribers.
Swift has hyped up the single “Lover” and its host album of the same name. “This has one of my favorite [song] bridges,” she said in an interview with Vogue . “I love a bridge, and I was really able to go to Bridge City.” The song goes: “My heart’s been borrowed and yours has been blue/ All’s well that ends well to end up with you.”
“There are so many ways in which this album feels like a new beginning,” she said. “This album is really a love letter to love, in all of its maddening, passionate, exciting, enchanting, horrific, tragic, wonderful glory.