"Lavender Haze" is a song by the American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift from her tenth studio album, Midnights (2022). The song was written by Swift, Jack Antonoff, Jahaan Sweet, Sounwave, Zoë Kravitz, and Sam Dew, and it was produced by the first four in addition to Braxton Cook. The title references a 1950s-dated common phrase for the state of being in love, inspired by the series Mad Men. Republic Records released the song to US radio on November 29, 2022, as the album's second single.
"Lavender Haze" has an electro-hip-hop-influenced production driven by a thumping bassline, modular synthesizers, and layered falsetto vocals in the refrain. Critics described its genre as pop, ambient house, R&B, and disco. Inspired by the media scrutiny surrounding the romantic relationship between Swift and English actor Joe Alwyn, the lyrics are about a narrator disregarding others' opinions and asserting that she wants to stay in love with her lover. Critics praised the song for what they deemed a sultry mood, a catchy production, and straightforward lyrics.
The single peaked at number two on the singles charts of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United States, and on the Billboard Global 200. It reached the top 10 in many other countries. The "Lavender Haze" music video, written and directed by Swift, was released on January 27, 2023. It incorporates psychedelic and surrealist visual elements and features Dominican-American model Laith Ashley as Swift's love interest. She included "Lavender Haze" in the setlist of her sixth headlining concert tour, the Eras Tour (2023–2024). File Hashes