Lover is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on August 23, 2019, by Republic Records. As the executive producer, Swift worked with producers Jack Antonoff, Joel Little, Louis Bell, Frank Dukes, and Sounwave on the album. Described by Swift as "a love letter to love itself", the album celebrates the ups and downs of love and incorporates brighter, more cheerful tones, departing from the dark sounds of its predecessor, Reputation (2017). The album's cover art and music videos marked a change in Swift's visual appearance, which now embodies a summer-oriented look, consisting mainly of pastel colors. Musically, it is a pop, pop rock, electropop and synth-pop record that contains influences of country, dream pop, bubblegum pop, funk, pop punk, R&B, and indie pop.