Taylor Swift announces surprise new album Folklore, arriving tonight

It features collaborations with the National’s Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver.

Taylor Swift has announced that she will release her latest full-length album, Folklore, tonight. The record features collaborations with Aaron Dessner and Bryan Devendorf of The National, and Bon Iver.

Swift shared the news on Instagram, along with a black-and-white photograph taken by Beth Garrabrant, who took the album’s cover art. She wrote: “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.”

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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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She also said that she’s poured all of her “whims, dreams, fears and musings” into the record, and called the collaborators who appear on it “musical heroes.” The music video for the song Cardigan will premiere alongside the album’s release.

The full tracklist for Folklore is below:

 

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