Taylor Swift’s surprise new song The Archer hits fans in the feels

Pop star releases emotional third song from forthcoming album Lover as news breaks she has been nominated for 10 MTV VMAs

Taylor Swift's surprise new song The Archer hits fans in the feels

Taylor Swift fans have shared their emotional responses to the pop stars surprise release of her new single, The Archer, as news broke that she had been nominated for 10 gongs at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

Swift launched the new track in the middle of an Instagram live session on Wednesday morning Australian time, saying it was to be the fifth track of her 18-track forthcoming album, Lover.

Swift has made headlines recently for her feud with mega-manager Scooter Braun over the sale of her masters, and was briefly sighted in her role as Bombalurina in the trailer for the forthcoming movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webbers musical Cats.

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Track five has particular significance for the singers fans, as that slot on any of Swift album is traditionally given to the most honest, emotional, vulnerable song of the collection. Swift said she had been planting teasers for The Archer throughout her music videos and other social media content for the last few months.

bombalurina enthusiast (@tracesofswift)

in a taylor swift album centered around love she still managed to throw in a song for us sad girls who hate themselves pic.twitter.com/oNQAgC0O8D

July 24, 2019

Taylor Swift's surprise new song The Archer hits fans in the feelsDana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz)

live footage of me (on my period) listening to taylor swift track 5 pic.twitter.com/ENvMgpOgsP

July 23, 2019

Taylor Swift's surprise new song The Archer hits fans in the feelsLOVER babe

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