Taylor Swift took to social media today to announce that at midnight, tonight, she will release a surprise album.
“Tonight at midnight I’ll be releasing my 8th studio album, folklore; an entire brand new album of songs I’ve poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into. Pre-order at https://store.taylorswift.com“
Swift had the following to say about the release:
“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; Aaron Dessner (who co-wrote two with me) and Jack Autonoff (who is basically musical family at this point). Engineered by Laura Sisk and Jon Low, mixed by Serban Ghenea and Jon Low. The albums photos were shot by the amazing Beth Garrabrant.
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”