Taylor Swift and Sean Mendes are simply collaborating to remix Swift's Lover song. The remix turns the popular ballad into a duet. The song is the title track of Swift's latest album, Lover which she released in August.
Taylor Swift announced the remix on social media
Swifties came as a shock when they opened Instagram on November 13th. Swift posted a video on the social media platform announcing the remix.
"Hey, guys, I wanted to tell you about something that really excites me," she said. "A new version of Lover is coming. A remix featuring someone I am such a big fan of, whom I have known for a very long time, and someone I have always been dying to collaborate with. So the drums, please … "
She then announced who she was collaborating with on the Lover remix.
"He has Sean Mendes in him. He took Lover and rewritten parts of it, which I think is so important because I love him as a writer," Swift said in the video. "I also think that everyone would write a different love letter to their lover and I think his behavior is so beautiful. I can't wait to hear it. I'm so excited about it and I hope you are too.
Sean Mendes added new lyrics to the song
On Instagram, Swift referred to the collaboration as "COLLABORASHAWN. "She also thanked Mendes for working on the Lover remix.
"Well, guys, it finally happened: Let's do collaborations. I send a whole THANK YOU to BUDDY at @shawnmendes rn –
I was so hesitant that our remix to Lover is NOW! Link in bio, ”Swift wrote in the caption of the video on Instagram.
In the new remix of Lover, Mendes writes and adds poems for his song. Writing new poems, Mendes gives the song its own touch to balance the personal story Swift tells in his poems.
"We can light a bunch of candles and dance in the kitchen, baby / Pictures of it when we were little, hanging on the wall / We'll sit on the stool / I'll sing love songs to you," Mendes sings in the remix.
Mendes also added new lyrics to the bridge of the song, singing: "Look at my eyes, they will tell you the truth / The girl in my story has always been you / I would come down with Titanic, this is true for you. "
Fans Love the Lover Remix
The Lover Remix quickly reached the top spot on iTunes in the US. While the remix was unexpected, fans obviously love the new version of the song. Fans of both Mendes and Swift shared their thoughts on the song on social media.
"LOVE REMIX IS THE BEST THING TO HOPE !!! THE PERFORMANCE OF THE HOUSEHOLDER MAKES PAYMENT, ” a fan wrote on Twitter.