Taking the whole world by surprise, Taylor Swift announces that she’ll be dropping her eighth studio album, Folklore, today.

With all the surprises that 2020 is throwing us, at least Taylor Swift is dropping some good ones when she took to Twitter to reveal that she had a little something-something up her sleeve.

“Surprise,” she wrote. “Tonight at midnight I’ll be releasing my 8th studio album, Folkelore; an entire brand new album of songs I’ve poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into.”

Accompanied by what is assumed to be the album cover, Taylor Swift dished out the story behind the new album.

“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. And that thing is my 8th studio album, folklore,” she revealed.

“I wrote and recorded this music in isolation but got 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 kind enough to sing on one with me), William Bowery (who co-wrote two with me) and @jackantonoff (who is basically musical family at this point).”

Engineered by Laura Sisk and John Low, while being mixed by Serban Ghenea and John Low, she also provided many photos to go with the album which were taken by Beth Garrabrant.

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“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. 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. Love you guys so much ♥️”

Check out the Instagram post by Taylor Swift announcing the album:

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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. And that thing is my 8th studio album, folklore. Surprise ?Tonight at midnight I’ll be releasing my entire brand new album of songs I’ve poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into. I wrote and recorded this music in isolation but got 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 kind enough to sing on one with me), William Bowery (who co-wrote two with me) and @jackantonoff (who is basically musical family at this point). Engineered by Laura Sisk and Jon Low, mixed by Serban Ghenea & Jon Low. The album photos were shot by the amazing @bethgarrabrant. 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. 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. Love you guys so much ♥️

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