Taylor Swift at the "Miss Americana" premiere in January 2020 - Charles Sykes / AP / SIPA
It's a half-surprise but what does it matter! Tonight at midnight, Taylor Swift will release her eighth album. The singer announced it herself on her various social networks ten hours before fans could get hold of it, becoming one of the most commented topics of the day in just a few minutes. "A brand new album made up of songs into which I poured all my whims, dreams, fears and thoughts," she wrote. To accompany the release of this disc, the clip for the song "Cardigan" will be unveiled in the coming hours.
On the cover of this new album, named "Folklore", Taylor Swift appears in the middle of the woods in a black and white photo. In total, fans will be able to discover 16 songs, and even 17 if they decide to buy the deluxe edition in physical version. The singer has also visibly found a solution to stop the decline in record sales: offer eight different editions of the album, with multiple covers. The interpreter of "Shake It Off" does not stop there with also eight vinyls available for sale.
Surprise 🤗 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://t.co/zSHpnhUlLb pic.twitter.com/4ZVGy4l23b- Taylor Swift (@ taylorswift13) July 23, 2020
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In a text accompanying the announcement of this surprise, Taylor Swift says she would have "probably thought too much about the perfect time to release this album" if the year 2020 had not been so different from the others. “The times we live in keep reminding me that nothing is guaranteed,” she continues. My gut tells me that if you do something you love, you should just bring it into the world. This is the side of uncertainty that I can rally around. "More than a few hours of patience before discovering these new titles, for which the princess of pop has surrounded herself with Bon Iver, Aaron Dessner or Jack Antonoff.
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