Taylor Swift debuts eighth studio album Folklore along with music video of Cardigan
Taylor Swift says Folklore is a 'collection of songs and stories that flowed from her like a stream of consciousness.'
While in isolation, Taylor Swift has created a new album and has dropped it. She has also debuted the music video for the song 'Cardigan.'
Check out her announcements below
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In isolation my imagination has run wild and this album is the result, a collection of songs and stories that flowed like a stream of consciousness. Picking up a pen was my way of escaping into fantasy, history, and memory. 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. folklore is out now. 📷: Beth Garrabrant
The pop star had made the surprise announcement about her album Thursday on Twitter. 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, adding she has poured all of her "whims, dreams, fears, and musings" into the brand new album.
The Me hitmaker collaborated, who co-wrote or produced 11 of the 16 songs on the album; Bon Iver, who co-wrote and sings on one of the tracks; William Bowery, who co-wrote two songs and her frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff, who she said is basically musical family at this point."
Swift also gave due credit to the recording team who worked hard to put the album together.
"Engineering by Laura Sisk and Jon Snow, mixed by Serban Ghenea and Jon Low. The album photos were shot by the amazing Beth Garrabrant," she said.
The track list includes titles 'illicit affairs', 'mad woman', 'mirrorball', 'peace', 'august', and a bonus track 'the lakes'.
“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,” Swift wrote.
She says because of the coronavirus pandemic, they took extra safety precautions while filming.
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“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 said.
Folklore is Swift's follow-up to 2019's Lover.
Listen to 'Cardigan' here
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