“Lover” (2/7)

Rank: “New Romantics”

“New Romantics” is a perfect upbeat love song, much like the majority of the “Lover” album. “Lover” has a consistent theme, and it’s a beautiful ode to love in all its forms — romantic, familial, friendly, self, and lost. “Lover” is fun (“I Think He Knows,” “Paper Rings), sad (“Soon You’ll Get Better,” “The Archer”), political (“The Man,” “Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince), and reflective (“Cornelia Street,” “Afterglow”) without feeling unfocused or busy. The only thorn in its side is “ME!” but the album as a whole proves it’s better than its worst single. 

Written by Abby Sacks

Student at the University of Virginia studying Psychology and Media Studies. When not writing or hanging out with my cat, can be found watching too much bad TV and being too old for TikTok but enjoying it anyway.




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