A Shawn Mendes and Taylor Swift duet officially exists.
I know what you’re thinking: this is something no one asked for, and I agree with you. The “Lover” remix feels completely innocuous, but unnecessary. However, it’s worth reminding you Swift is extremely business savvy, and anything Shawn touches turns to streaming gold. Would “Señorita” have hit No. 1 without him?
On the surprise-release remix, Taylor’s vocals remain true to the original. There’s a few plunky strings added, and new verses from Shawn, which includes the two singing together. It’s cute, I’ll give them that.
By the way, there’s a rumor claiming Swift is releasing a new album in the very near future. The timing of this is very sus.
Hopefully the reporters who started that rumor were onto something, and it’s not just this remix that they were referring to.
Listen to the remix below, then let us know what you think in the comments:
Well guys it finally happened: WE DID A COLLABORASHAWN. Sending out a whole entire THANKS BUDDY to @ShawnMendes rn –— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 13, 2019
I’m so stoked that our remix of Lover is out NOW!https://t.co/BOxfgBKv1a pic.twitter.com/0dFyd1Lk5O