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Jul 23, 2020

Taylor Announces 8th Album ‘folklore’

SURPRISE! Taylor has been spending her time in quarantine writing and creating TS8, now known as folklore. The album features 16 songs, plus a bonus song on the deluxe albums. There are eight different album covers and each version comes with a digital download! And there’s another surprise! The first music video, cardigan, drops tonight! It was directed by Taylor and she also did her own hair and makeup while the entire crew used safety precautions. We are so excited to hear this new music! Tell us your thoughts below!

Taylor Swift made a big announcement this morning all of her fans have been waiting for.

The global music superstar and 10-time Grammy winner revealed that she’s releasing a new album, “Folklore,” her eighth studio album, at midnight tonight.

“Most of the things I had planned this summer didn’t end up happening, but there is something I hadn’t planned on that DID happen,” she wrote in an Instagram post.

“Tonight at midnight I’ll be releasing my entire brand new album of songs I’ve poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into,” she added. “I wrote and recorded this music in isolation but got to collaborate with some musical heroes of mine.”

In the post, she included some of her thoughts on sharing the new album amid the pandemic.

“Before this year I probably would’ve overthought when to release this music at the ‘perfect’ time, but the times we’re living in keep reminding me that nothing is guaranteed,” she wrote. “My gut is telling me that if you make something you love, you should just put it out into the world.”

“That’s the side of uncertainty I can get on board with,” she added.

Some of Swift’s collaborators on her upcoming album include Jack Antonoff, who she described as “basically musical family at this point,” Bon Iver, Aaron Dessner of rock band The National and William Bowery.

The standard edition of “Folklore” will have 16 songs and the deluxe edition will include a bonus track.

“Because this is my 8th studio album, I made 8 deluxe CD editions and 8 deluxe vinyl editions that are available for one week,” she wrote.

The music video for “cardigan” from “Folklore,” which Swift wrote and directed, is also premiering tonight.

She shared that the entire shoot for the video “was overseen by a medical inspector, everyone wore masks, stayed away from each other, and I even did my own hair, makeup, and styling.”


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