Who would have anticipated that an artist’s album can still break the internet without having any promotions at all? No one, apparently. That’s why, the whole world was shocked and delighted when Taylor Swift suddenly took to Instagram on Thursday night that her new project is going to be available on Friday afternoon! You know, just Artist of the Decade things.
folklore, Taylor’s 8th studio album, consists of 16 tracks. It boasts collaborations with her “musical heroes” including Aaron Dessner, Bon Iver, William Bowery, and Jack Antonoff.
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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 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. 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
“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,” the 30-year-old pop icon shared.
She added, “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 ”
In honor of her 8th record, fans can look forward to 8 deluxe CD editions where each will have a unique cover, photo, and artwork.
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folklore will have 16 songs on the standard edition, but the physical deluxe editions will include a bonus track called “the lakes.” Because this is my 8th studio album, I made 8 deluxe CD editions and 8 deluxe vinyl editions that are available for one week Each deluxe edition has unique covers, photos, and artwork. Available exclusively at taylorswift.com
Aside from everything going on, the songstress also managed to write and direct music videos for cardigan . Your girl has been productive, huh?
Expect new Taylor Swift material with the release of folkore album and cardigan music video at around noontime in the Philippines.
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