Look what lockdown made Taylor Swift do: write and record an entirely new album.
Forgoing her signature easter eggs and the hallmarks of a typical music release, the singer announced that she’s dropping her eighth studio album, “folklore,” at midnight on Friday, less than a year after putting out her last hit record, “Lover.”
“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,” Swift wrote on Instagram Thursday morning. “And that thing is my 8th studio album, folklore. Surprise”
Swift said that she’s “poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings” in the project that will see her once again collaborate with producer Jack Antonoff, as well as The National’s Aaron Dessner and band Bon Iver, who is featured on the song “Exile.”
“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 continued in the caption. “My gut is telling me that if you make something you love, you should just put it out into the world. That’s…