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Taylor Swift Releasing Shock New Album Recorded In Lockdown

Look what lockdown made Taylor Swift do: write and document a wholly new album.

Forgoing her signature easter eggs and the hallmarks of a typical music launch, the singer introduced that she’s dropping her eighth studio album, “folklore,” at midnight on Friday, lower than a yr after placing out her final hit document, “Lover.”

“Many of the issues I had deliberate this summer time didn’t find yourself occurring, however there’s something I hadn’t deliberate on that DID occur,” Swift wrote on Instagram Thursday morning. “And that factor is my eighth studio album, folklore. Shock”

Swift mentioned that she’s “poured all of my whims, goals, fears, and musings” within the challenge that may see her as soon as once more collaborate with producer Jack Antonoff, in addition to The Nationwide’s Aaron Dessner and band Bon Iver, who’s featured on the music “Exile.”

“Earlier than this yr I in all probability would’ve overthought when to launch this music on the ‘good’ time, however the occasions we’re residing in maintain reminding me that nothing is assured,” she continued within the caption. “My intestine is telling me that in case you make one thing you like, it is best to simply put it out into the world. That’s the aspect of uncertainty I can get on board with. Love you guys a lot.”

Dessner shared an announcement of his personal on Twitter, saying Swift approached him about working remotely collectively on a brand new album in April. 

Regardless of having issues over how they might work with out being in the identical room collectively, Dessner despatched over some songs he’d been engaged on throughout lockdown.

“However a couple of hours after sharing my music, my cellphone lit up with a voice memo from Taylor of a totally written model of a music — the momentum by no means actually stopped,” he wrote. “Over the following few months, we remotely completed 11 songs (She additionally recorded a number of others with the superb Jack Antonoff) of her magical new album ‘folklore.’ I’ve hardly ever been so impressed by somebody and it’s nonetheless laborious to consider this even occurred — these songs got here collectively in such a difficult time.”

A music video for the album’s lead single, “cardigan,” can even be launched tonight, Swift introduced in a separate publish, revealing that she introduced “Brokeback Mountain” cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto on board.

“Your entire shoot was overseen by a medical inspector, everybody wore masks, stayed away from one another,” Swift wrote, including that she did her personal hair and make-up for the shoot.

Check out the tracklist for “folklore” under. 

  • “The 1”

  • “Cardigan”

  • “The Final Nice American Dynasty”

  • “Exile” (that includes Bon Iver)

  • “My Tears Ricochet”

  • “Mirrorball”

  • “Seven”

  • “August”

  • “This Is Me Making an attempt”

  • “Illicit Affairs”

  • “Invisible String”

  • “Mad Lady”

  • “Epiphany”

  • “Betty”

  • “Peace”

  • “Hoax”

  • “The Lakes” (Bonus Observe)