Jack Antonoff Reveals Taylor Swift's 'The Archer' Took 'About 2 Hours' to Create

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Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 15, 2016 in Los Angeles.

After Taylor Swift released the moody third single from Lover, "The Archer," on Tuesday night (July 23), Jack Antonoff, who helped produced it, took to Twitter to share some sweet, behind-the-scenes details.

"The archer is out," Antonoff wrote, "one of my favorite things taylor and i have done together. very simple. juno 6, dx 7 and linn kick. the things she is saying needed to be just held by a big wall of low end and arp. we made this one in california and it all happened in about 2 hours."

The song, which is track number five on her forthcoming album, was originally a clue in Swift's latest "You Need To Calm Down" video, seen as an arrow hitting a target with the number five on it.

This isn't the first time the two have collaborated. Antonoff also helped produce on Swift's album 1989 and was a key contributor to its followup, Reputation. Swift and Antonoff also teamed up to write her song with Zayn, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever." 

Swift's seventh album, Lover, is out Aug. 23. 

See Antonoff's tweets below.


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