Taylor Swift has revealed she’s going to launch her eighth album, named Folklore, at midnight.
The singer, 30, took to Instagram on Thursday to make the shock announcement, first teasing jigsaw items of her album paintings earlier than posting a black and white photograph which confirmed Taylor strolling via a forest.
Taylor stated she created the album, consisting of 16 songs, throughout lockdown as songwriting helped her ‘pour all of my whims, goals, fears and musings into’.
Shock! Taylor Swift delighted followers on Thursday when she revealed she was releasing her eighth album, named Folklore, at midnight
Alongside the album paintings, which additionally included a teaser of the music video for her new single Cardigan, Taylor wrote: ‘A lot of the issues I had deliberate this summer time didn’t find yourself occurring, however there’s something I hadn’t deliberate on that DID occur.
‘And that factor is my eighth studio album, folklore. Shock Tonight at midnight I’ll be releasing my complete model new album of songs I’ve poured all of my whims, goals, fears, and musings into.
‘I wrote and recorded this music in isolation however acquired 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 type sufficient to sing on one with me), William Bowery (who co-wrote two with me) and @jackantonoff (who’s mainly musical household at this level).
Thrilling: Taylor stated she created the album throughout lockdown as songwriting helped her ‘pour all of my whims, goals, fears and musings into’ (pictured in December)
Bombshell! Taylor wrote: ‘Shock Tonight at midnight I’ll be releasing my complete model new album of songs I’ve poured all of my whims, goals, fears, and musings into’
Mysterious: The singer took to Instagram on Thursday to make the shock announcement, first teasing jigsaw items of her album paintings
‘Engineered by Laura Sisk and Jon Low, blended by Serban Ghenea & Jon Low. The album images have been shot by the wonderful @bethgarrabrant.
‘Earlier than this yr I most likely would’ve overthought when to launch this music on the “good” time, however the instances we’re dwelling in hold reminding me that nothing is assured. My intestine is telling me that in case you make one thing you like, it’s best to simply put it out into the world.
‘That’s the facet of uncertainty I can get on board with. Love you guys a lot.’
Countdown is on: Taylor additionally posted a display screen seize from the music video of her track Cardigan, which she says may also premiere at midnight to coincide with the album launch
Taylor additionally posted a display screen seize from the music video of her track Cardigan, which she says may also premiere at midnight to coincide with the album launch.
She wrote: ‘The music video for Cardigan will premiere tonight, which I wrote/directed.’
After thanking an extended checklist of people that helped her movie the music video, Taylor added: ‘The complete shoot was overseen by a medical inspector, everybody wore masks, stayed away from one another, and I even did my very own hair, make-up, and styling.’
Following the announcement, Twitter was flooded with excited Tweets from followers.
One wrote: ‘There has by no means been a single second in my life the place i’ve anticipated one thing taylor swift has carried out, she surprises me… each… single.. time.’
One other added: ‘So that you’re telling me proper as I’m attempting to get via the breakdown that’s #10YearsOfOneDirection Taylor Swift decides time drop one other album??? My childhood self can’t take this’.
A 3rd fan chimed: ‘NEW ALBUM TONIGHT IM CRYING SO HARD’.
A fourth added: ‘@taylorswift single handedly saved 2020 with this shock album I’m not emotionally secure’.
Taylor’s final album launch, Lover, was in 2019. Her 2006 eponymous debut studio album was the longest-charting album of the 2000s.
Having bought greater than 50 million albums and 150 million singles globally, Swift is without doubt one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time.
Her accolades embody 10 Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and 7 Guinness World Information; she is the most-awarded act and lady on the American Music Awards (29 wins) and Billboard Music Awards (23 wins), respectively.
Taylor’s shock announcement comes after she informed The Solar it was ‘so unhappy’ Glastonbury was cancelled, nevertheless it was ‘the best resolution’.
The songstress was scheduled to carry out her chart-topping hits on the music pageant, which needed to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Taylor stated: ‘I wished to carry out in locations I hadn’t carried out in as a lot, do issues I hadn’t carried out — like Glastonbury. It is so unhappy. However I do know it is the best resolution.’
The Lover singer was set to headline the pageant on Sunday evening and introduced her look on Instagram again in December.