TAYLOR SWIFT Releases Surprise Album 'FOLKLORE' and 'CARDIGAN' MV

She's releasing it along with a video she directed herself!
by Ysabel Y. Yuzon   |  Jul 23, 2020
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In a surprise announcement today, July 23, Taylor Swift revealed that she will be releasing her eighth album, Folklore, within the next 24 hours. "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. And that thing is my 8th studio album, folklore. Surprise," she wrote in an Instagram post. The launch will happen midnight eastern, which means it will be available at noon of July 24 for our timezone.

"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. I wrote and recorded this music in isolation but got to collaborate with some musical heroes of mine; @aarondessner (who has co-written or produced 11 of the 16 songs), @boniver (who co-wrote and was kind enough to sing on one with me), William Bowery (who co-wrote two with me) and @jackantonoff (who is basically musical family at this point). Engineered by Laura Sisk and Jon Low, mixed by Serban Ghenea & Jon Low. The album photos were shot by the amazing @bethgarrabrant.

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"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. 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. Love you guys so much."

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She also released the tracklist in a separate post.

This announcement definitely blew us away, especially since she released Lover in August 2019, less than a year ago.

Swift also announced that the music video for “cardigan” will also premiere at midnight, which she also directed. "The entire shoot was overseen by a medical inspector, everyone wore masks, stayed away from each other, and I even did my own hair, makeup, and styling," the singer revealed.

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