Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released her newest studio album, “Folklore,” at midnight Friday.
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Update 1:22 a.m. EDT July 24: Swift also released the music video for the song “Cardigan.”
“In isolation, my imagination has run wild, and this album is the result,” she tweeted shortly after midnight. “I’ve told these stories to the best of my ability with all the love, wonder and whimsy they deserve. Now it’s up to you to pass them down.”
Original report: Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift just announced that she is releasing a new studio album at midnight Friday.
The pop star made the surprise announcement Thursday on Instagram. “Folklore,” her eighth record, comes less than a year after she dropped “Lover.”
“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. “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.”
Swift says the standard edition will include 16 tracks and the album will feature Bon Iver, Aaron Dessner of The National and frequent collaboration Jack Antonoff.
She also said that the music video for the song “Cardigan” will premiere at midnight. She says because of the coronavirus pandemic, they took extra safety precautions while filming.
“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,” Swift wrote, ending the post with a laughing emoji.
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