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Taylor Swift, `folklore` (Images courtesy of Universal Music Group Communications)
Taylor Swift, "folklore" (Images courtesy of Universal Music Group Communications)

Taylor Swift releases 'folklore'

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Fri, Jul 24th 2020 02:35 pm

Taylor Swift also releases ‘cardigan’ single with accompanying music video

Listen to ‘folklore’ here/watch music video for ‘cardigan’ here

Most of the things Taylor Swift had planned for the summer of 2020 didn’t end up happening but … there was something magical that did happen, the surprise release of her eighth studio album, “folklore,” on Friday.

“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,” Swift said. “My gut 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.”

This 16-song album was produced by Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff and Swift and features a musical collaboration with Bon Iver. Vinyl editions of the album will feature one bonus track.

“Cardigan” – the first official single release from “folklore” – is also released today. It is written by Swift and Dessner and produced by Dessner. The accompanying music video was directed by Swift.

“folklore” tracklisting

  • “the 1”
  • “cardigan”
  • “the last great american dynasty”
  • “exile (featuring bon iver) ”
  • “my tears ricochet”
  • “mirrorball”
  • “seven”
  • “august”
  • “this is me trying”
  • “illicit affairs”
  • “invisible strings”
  • “mad woman”
  • “epiphany”
  • “betty”
  • “peace”
  • “hoax”
  • (bonus track) “the lakes”

Taylor Swift, "folklore" (Images courtesy of Universal Music Group Communications)

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