Taylor Swift releases surprise album, self-directed music video

Taylor Swift just dropped her surprise album Folklore and self-directed music video Cardigan!

Taylor’s fans, also called Swifties, were elated after the American singer-songwriter on Thursday night announced all of a sudden the release of her eighth studio album which she “recorded and written in isolation”. 

“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,” wrote Taylor in an Instagram post, which was accompanied by a series of photos, for her album reveal.

The new record, which comes less than a year after the release of her previous album Lover, includes 16 songs where she “poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into.” 

“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 ♥.”

At the same time, Taylor also dropped her self-directed music video for Cardigan. 

Taylor assured fans that her team observed safety precautions amid the ongoing pandemic.  

“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 ?,” she shared on Instagram. 

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