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Taylor Swift announces surprise new album

 

Agence France-Presse

New York, United States  /  Fri, July 24, 2020  /  09:02 am
Taylor Swift announces surprise new album

Taylor Swift at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, United States, on May 1, 2019. (REUTERS/Steve Marcus)

Pop icon Taylor Swift delighted fans by announcing on social media that she would release a surprise new album at midnight on Thursday.

Swift tweeted that "Folklore," her eighth studio album, would comprise 16 songs that "I've poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into."

"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," said the 30 year-old.

"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," added the singer-songwriter.

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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 ♥️

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Swift hasn't released any tracks yet from the album, in which she collaborates with indie folk group Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner of rock band The National.

Dessner co-wrote or produced eleven of the songs on "Folklore," Swift said.

The megastar's last album, "Lover," was released in August 2019.

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