It's the 13th of the month, and Taylor Swift's homage to her lucky number came in the form of a "Lover" remix, featuring her old pal Shawn Mendes. "Hey guys, I wanted to tell you about something that I'm really excited about," Swift said in a video teasing the song on Wednesday morning (Nov. 13). "There is a new version of 'Lover' coming, a remix featuring someone who I'm such a huge fan of and I've known for a really long time. And someone I have always really been dying to collaborate with."
The spin on her album's title track, which dropped just after midnight, keeps some of the same romantic lyrics but with a new twist provided by Mendes. "We could light a bunch of candles and dance around the kitchen baby," Mendes sings in a breathy voice over acoustic guitars. "Pictures of when we were young they hang on the wall/ And we would sit on the stoop and I'll sing love songs to you when we're 80/ See I finally got you now, honey I won't let you fall."
"He has taken 'Lover' and he has re-written parts of it, which I think is so important because I love him as a writer," Swift said of the personal touch Mendes added to the title track of her latest album. "And I also think that everybody would write a different love letter to their lover and I think his take on it is so beautiful."