SEND US A TIP!CLICK OR 844.412.5278
Taylor Swift tweeted out some good news on Thursday.

Taylor Swift's Eighth Album 'Folklore' Is Coming Tonight

Gettyimages | Roy Rochlin
By Emily Reily

Taylor Swift shocked music fans this morning when she announced that her surprise eighth album will be released tonight at midnight, and the album will be called Folklore.

She tweeted:

"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."

Related to what you're reading:
ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW

Taylor Swift's message to her fans.
Twitter / Taylor Swift

Swift tweeted out the album art and a message for her fans about why this album came to be.

She says she was left with more time recently since her tour to promote her album Lover had to be cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Rolling Stone, the singer wrote all the material for Folklore over the past four months while she was in quarantine, as one does.

Swift collaborated with The National and others on 'Folklore.'
Twitter / Taylor Swift

Swift's collaborators on Folklore include Aaron Dessner of the National, Bon Iver, William Bowery and Jack Antonoff.

The National tweeted their excitement at the new album also.

"We are incredibly proud of the collaborative work @taylorswift13 & @aaron_dessner have created together on her new album ‘folklore’, with orchestrations from @bryce_dessner. We can’t wait for you to hear it!"

Swift announced that a music video will be released tonight as well, so that's another reason to stay up late:

"The music video for 'cardigan' will premiere tonight, which I wrote/directed. A million thank you’s to my brilliant, bad ass video team - Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, producer Jil Hardin, executive producer Rebecca Skinner, AD Joe ‘Oz’ Osbourne."

Taylor Swift made the announcement one day before Kanye West's album is set to release.
Gettyimages | Jamie McCarthy

Someone under Swift's announcement made note that she's releasing yet another album while Rihanna is still riding on ANTi.

"Taylor released THREE albums since Rihanna released ANTi," said @GNEDDD0.

@chuuzus tweeted to @rihanna, saying, "do you see your mate?"

Someone else noted that Swift has also released more music than Lorde has at this point.

"Taylor dropping two albums since Lorde last put out music...Lorde, if Jack Antonoff is not giving you the attention you need, lmk and we’ll unionize," @josephlongo_ said.

Giphy | Taylor Swift

She also wanted to make clear that the album was put together while making sure that everyone stayed safe in the process.

"Editor Chancler Haynes, special effects wizards David Lebensfeld & Grant Miller and set designer Ethan Tobman. 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."

Swift's fans seem just as excited about this as she is.

"OMG the good news we didn't know we needed," wrote @alexmorgan13.

Even @Barbie weighed in with a brief message: "We STAN✨"

Load Comments
Next Article