There is a trade-off between convenience and quality and consumers have vowed for the former…. A FLAC file can contain six to thirty times as much information as a good mp3 file and supposedly sounds better. Whether or not humans can truly hear the difference between a high quality mp3 and a FLAC file is constantly debated. Apple proved that there can be value in design, quality, and integration. This could be the major factor in whether or not high-quality portable music will finally catch on.
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Any innovation that bridges this gap is valuable and exciting, but time will tell if people value it enough to make it a viable business. It was the summer of In , this innovation is apparent when they created their version of the contrasting verse-chorus. This form adds interest to the song by sharply contrasting the music in the verse with a catchy chorus. However, the Beatles took this form and put their own spin on it by using two versions of the chorus and putting one at the beginning of the song.
The Beatles unique addition of an altered chorus in the beginning was just enough to call it their own. Over the following years, their song-writing would continue to evolve. In , their lyrics and instrumentation are still simple relative to music on their later albums. They have a special sound and an unusual look. When I went to visit Roy the first time, he showed me his inventory of guitars made out of Castrol oil cans.
Some cans had different designs, such as a South African or American flag. These were cool, but out of the seven guitars hanging on the wall, there was one that stuck out to me like the runt of the litter.
It sees Swift examining the blossoming of a relationship, speculating how much the subject can surmise her feelings for him, mentioning Music Row. Marked with peppy cheerleader chants ,   Swift expresses her disillusionment at the state of US politics , using the song as a metaphorical critique.
The tenth track, "Death by a Thousand Cuts", is a fast-paced alt-country breakup song and torch song , with an ornate guitar, a tinkling piano section and quivering synths. I want to be defined by the things that I love. Not the things I hate, not the things I'm afraid of, the things that haunt me in the middle of the night. I think that you are what you love.
The cover artwork of Lover was shot and edited by year-old Colombian photographer and collage artist , Valheria Rocha; she, along with Swift, handled the art direction of the photographs used for the album's campaign. I think about Lover , and all the glitter heart eyes it inspired and the way people photoshopped themselves on the cover: everyone, from my neighbor to Ellen DeGeneres. There's a level of iconicness and relatability that made the cover influential.
People saw they could easily make their own versions of Lover and I think it makes them feel a little closer to Taylor. The cover artwork features Swift in her signature red lips, with a heart-shaped pink glitter arrangement surrounding her right eye, before a cloudy sky dominated by pink and blue hues, as well as a yellow light leak.
The album title is etched above Swift's head, in a slanted, pink, glittery, cursive font. The aesthetic of Lover has been described as daytime,  summer,  and spring,  incorporating butterflies,  hearts ,  floral  and kitsch ,  and consisting heavily of pastel colors. Lover was released on August 23, , through Republic Records ; it's the first album by Swift to be released under the label since her departure from Big Machine Records in November It is the first time Swift made her album available for streaming on its release day, and the first time she made an album available for digital purchase directly on her website.
The deluxe edition comes in four versions, each containing a CD, two bonus audio memos and a blank journal , with different bonus content of Swift's old diary entries, photos, and a poster. Swift teased her seventh studio album through cryptic hint-dropping and " easters eggs " on social media.
Entertainment Weekly wrote, Swift "has perfected the pop culture feedback loop: She shares updates about her life and drops hints about new music, which fans then gobble up and re-promote with their own theories, which Swift then re-shares on her Tumblr or incorporates into future clues.
It's like a T-Swift-built Escher staircase of personal memories and moments that tease what's next". Swift commented that she loves "that they [fans] like the cryptic hint-dropping.
Because as long as they like it, I'll keep doing it. It's fun. It feels mischievous and playful". The magazine added that Swift "has designed the ultimate artistic scavenger hunt — and it's easy to get swept up in its drama, even if you don't listen to her music", and that she makes the audience "feel like they're on the journey with her". A few weeks before the expected release of Lover , Swift invited a select group of fans to private listening parties called Secret Sessions , to listen to the album, a tradition which began with in These sessions were held in London ,  Nashville ,  and Los Angeles.
The New York Times highlighted Swift's "old-fashioned" way of releasing Lover , from the release of its lead single "Me! The newspaper stated that Swift is "steady in her traditional pop playbook, with radio singles, music videos, magazine covers, television appearances and a stream of things for sale, all on schedule", even though the majority of the music industry has adapted to the digital era.
Swift performed songs from Lover on several televised events. On May 1, , Swift and Urie made the first live performance of "Me! On September 17, , Swift announced the Lover Fest , a concert tour set to begin in the summer of , starting on June 20, , in Werchter, Belgium and concluding on August 1, , in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
I want to perform it in a way that feels authentic. I want to go to some places I haven't been and play festivals. Where we didn't have festivals, we made some. Due to the growing concerns over the COVID pandemic , all festival dates planned for the tour were cancelled, with the US and Brazil shows postponed and to be rescheduled to sometime in Lover was supported by four singles and a promotional single ; all of which charted inside the top 40 of the Billboard Hot —three of them reached the top ten.
It was released along with its symbolic music video on April 26, The video—Swift's solo directorial debut—was met with praise from critics for its satire and features cameos from Swift's father Scott Swift and TikTok star Loren Gray.
Therefore, the song would not receive an accompanying music video; however, a lyric video accompanied the song's release. Lover received positive reviews from music critics.
At Metacritic , which assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 79 based on 26 sources. Rob Sheffield from Rolling Stone called the album "overpowering" and a "career-capping masterpiece".
Club called the album "one of [Swift's] strongest, most relatable albums to date He further described the album as "grown-up, complex pop". Bryan Rolli, a Forbes senior contributor, called Lover a "masterful, heartfelt pop spectacle", where Swift "refuses to cop to too many younger trends"; instead, "she perfects a winning formula, shooting her anthemic love songs and heart-on-sleeve lyricism skyward with '80s synthesizers and enough gang vocals to fill a stadium by herself".
He deemed Lover as "musically and lyrically rich, fulfilling in the same way that staying up all night and having a heart-to-heart conversation with an old friend is". In a less favorable review, Sal Cinquemani from Slant Magazine wrote the album "attempts to be something to everyone" but "lacks a unified sonic aesthetic".
However, he remarked Swift's songwriting as better "than any of her competitors" and praised "False God" and "It's Nice to Have a Friend" for being "more satisfying". Numerous publications placed Lover in their year-end best-albums lists. Lover and its singles received three nominations at the 62nd Grammy Awards. The album was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album , which is Swift's third consecutive nomination in the category, following and Reputation Additionally, she was crowned as the Artist of the Decade.
With , pre-adds on Apple Music within one day, Lover is the most pre-saved album by a female artist as of July ; it is also the most pre-saved pop album on the platform. In the US, Lover sold around , copies in its first day, earning the biggest sales week of , breaking the first-week sales record of Jonas Brothers ' Happiness Begins , in a day. It is Swift's sixth number-one album in the country; she also became the first female artist in US history to have six albums sell more than , copies in a single week.
All 18 tracks from Lover charted simultaneously on the Billboard Hot , breaking numerous records—the most simultaneous Hot entries among women, the most simultaneous Hot debuts among women, the album by a female artist with most simultaneous Hot entries and the album by a female artist with the most simultaneous Hot debuts—all of which were previously held by Billie Eilish and her debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
By the end of , Lover had sold 1. It is Swift's fourth album to become the best-seller of the year, following Fearless in , in and Reputation in Lover was also the only release to reach the one-million mark.
The album also generated more than 2. In Canada, Lover debuted at number-one on the Billboard Canadian Albums Chart , selling 47, units in its first week,  becoming Swift's sixth consecutive chart-topper in the country.
In Europe, Lover gave Swift her highest debuts on many charts thus far in her career. In the United Kingdom, it debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart with 53, units, consisting of 35, traditional sales. It made Swift the first female artist to have four chart-topping albums in the s decade. In Ireland, the album debuted at number one on the Irish Albums Chart , making Swift the only female artist with four chart-topping albums in the country in the s decade.
It also posted the biggest first-week sales of in the country and all of the 18 tracks from the album appeared in the top 75 of the ARIA Top Singles Chart. Lover also debuted atop the albums chart in New Zealand , becoming Swift's sixth number-one album in the country. In China, Lover was a massive success, topping the best-selling digital albums lists of all major Chinese music platforms. It became the first international album in Chinese history to surpass 1 million units within a week of its release, setting the record for the biggest sales week for an international artist in the country.
Following and Reputation , Lover is Swift's third album to rank in the all-time top 10, making her the first non-Chinese act to achieve this; all the three releases have exceeded 1 million digital units in the country.
Lover sold more than 3. Lover was the best-selling studio album of , setting the Guinness World record for the biggest-selling album worldwide for a solo artist, marking Swift's seventh Guinness record. In February , Universal Music Publishing Group reported that Lover has exceeded 5 million units in global consumption. Track listing and credits adapted from the album liner notes, Apple Music and Tidal. Adapted from the album liner notes.
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It received universal acclaim from critics, who praised its tender songwriting and retro quality. British fashion designer Stella McCartney pictured right is also name-dropped in the song. Main article: Lover Fest. Swift sings over lush and unhurried synth beats that explode into an earworm chorus of plunging echoes.
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