Taylor Swift releases intimate new song, “The Archer”

Track number five of ‘Lover.’

Taylor Swift has unveiled a new song off Lover, and it’s an important one. The song, “The Archer,” is the fifth track from her forthcoming album, and Swifties know track five is always a special one for the pop star.

Swift has historically dedicated her most intimate songs to the fifth slot on her albums’ tracklists—think “White Horse,” “All Too Well” and “Delicate”—and “The Archer” is no different. The singer gets introspective on the somber synth pop song, exposing her insecurities over a dreamy soundscape.

“All the king’s horses, all the king’s men / Couldn’t put me together again / ’Cause all of my enemies started out friends / Help me hold on to you,” she sings on the track, which features a play on words from the lyrics of the nursery rhyme “Humpty Dumpty.”


“The Archer” is the third track released from Swift’s upcoming album, Lover, following “You Need to Calm Down” and the Brandon Urie-assisted “Me!” Lover, her first LP since leaving Big Machine Records, arrives August 23 via Republic Records.

Listen to “The Archer” here:

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