Taylor Swift has saved 2020. At least that’s what her fans think now that she’s just dropped the surprise album “Folklore." Taylor surprised everyone with the news just yesterday, sharing on social media that it’s “an entire album of brand new songs I’ve poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into.”
“Most of the things I had planned this summer didn’t end up happening,” she writes on Instagram, referring to her Loverfest stadium shows, “but there is something I hadn’t planned on that DID happen. And that thing is my 8th studio album, folklore.”
While the songs wre written in “isolation,” Taylor did collaborate on the project with The National’s Aaron Dessner, who co-wrote and produced 11 of the 16 songs, as well as Bon Iver, who co-wrote and sings on one of them, Jack Antonoff, and more.
“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,” she notes. “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.”