It’s not every day Taylor Swift releases a new, full-length album. Today is that day.
At midnight, TayTay unleashed Lover, her seventh studio set and the followup to her 2017 hit Reputation. With all the predictability of the sun rising in the east each morning, Swifties sent social media into near-meltdown as fans clicked on and tuned into their new favorite jams.
The album is “very much a celebration of love, in all its complexity, coziness, and chaos,” Taylor tweeted. “It’s the first album of mine that I’ve ever owned, and I couldn’t be more proud.
Everyone else was proud too, as Lover trended on Twitter. Fans shut out their worlds and explored all 12 tracks for Easter eggs and hidden gems. Some cried, others freaked out. And many shared their experiences on social media with memes.
Check out some of the best reactions below.
This album is very much a celebration of love, in all its complexity, coziness, and chaos. It’s the first album of mine that I’ve ever owned, and I couldn’t be more proud. I’m so excited that #Lover is out NOW: https://t.co/t7jK7XmEqa pic.twitter.com/NMgE7LTdGZ
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 23, 2019
— Ryan loves Tay (@CardiffSwiftie) August 23, 2019
— emily?LOVER– (@clikkieswift) August 23, 2019
— ——–, dsy (@TS7Track2) August 23, 2019
— ESNEIDER GEE– (@e_gee23) August 23, 2019
— Luis/STREAM LOVER (@luisortiza13) August 23, 2019
— ol*via (@costcotaquitos) August 23, 2019