Taylor Swift Collaborates with Shawn Mendes to Remix ‘Lover’

Taylor Swift and Shawn Mendes just collaborated to make a remix of Swift’s song, “Lover.” The remix makes the popular ballad a duet. The song is the title song of Swift’s newest album, Lover, which she released in August.

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Shawn Mendes and Taylor Swift | Christopher Polk/TAS18/Getty Images

Taylor Swift announced the remix on social media

Swifties were in for a shock when they opened Instagram on Nov. 13. Swift posted a video on the social media platform announcing the remix.

“Hey guys, I wanted to tell you about something that I’m really excited about,” she said. “There is a new version of ‘Lover’ coming. A remix, featuring someone who I’m such a huge fan of, who I’ve known for a really long time, and someone that I’ve always really been dying to collaborate with. So drumroll please…,”

She then announced who she collaborated with for the ‘Lover’ remix.

“It is featuring Shawn Mendes, and he has taken ‘Lover’ and he has rewritten parts of it, which I think is so important because I love him as a writer,” Swift said in the video. “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. I can’t wait for you to hear it. I’m so, so, so excited about this and I hope you are too.”

Shawn Mendes added new verses to the song

On Instagram, Swift referenced the collaboration as a “COLLABORASHAWN.” She also thanked Mendes for working on the remix of “Lover.”

“Well guys it finally happened: WE DID A COLLABORASHAWN. Sending out a whole entire THANKS BUDDY to @shawnmendes rn –
I’m so stoked that our remix of Lover is out NOW! Link in bio,” Swift wrote in the caption of the Instagram video.

In the new remix of “Lover,” Mendes wrote and added verses of his own for the song. By writing new verses, Mendes gives the song his own personal touch to balance out the personal story Swift tells in her verses.

“We can light a bunch of candles and dance around the kitchen, baby/Pictures of when we were young hang on the wall/We’ll sit on the stoop/I’ll sing love songs to you,” Mendes sings in the remix.

Mendes also added new lyrics to the bridge of the song, singing, “Look in my eyes, they will tell you the truth/The girl in my story has always been you/I’d go down with the Titanic, it’s true, for you.”

Fans love the remix of ‘Lover’

The remix of “Lover” quickly reached the No.1 spot on the U.S. iTunes chart. While the remix was unexpected, fans clearly love the new version of the song. Fans of both Mendes and Swift shared their thoughts about the song on social media.

“I was scared when she said ‘remix’ because I normally don’t like the techno-style mix up that a lot of remixes are, but I love this one and Shawn Mendes’s added lyrics,” one fan tweeted.

“THE LOVER REMIX IS THE BEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO ME!!! BEING A REPUTAYSHAWN STAN IS PAYING OFF,” a fan wrote on Twitter.