While some of us have been working on the 'Quarantine 15', Taylor Swift has been quite a bit busier. Taylor has written and recorded her 8th studio album, and she will surprise us with it tonight at Midnight! Not only are my fellow Swifties and I getting new Taylor music, she has also designed an entire merch line to go along with it. Maybe 2020 will stop being such a suck-fest now.

Taylor has been dropping details about the new album on Facebook and Instagram:

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; Aaron Dessner (who has co-written or produced 11 of the 16 songs), Bon Iver (who co-wrote and was kind enough to sing on one with me), William Bowery (who co-wrote two with me) and Jack Antonoff (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 Beth Garrabrant. 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 ♥️

Folklore will have 16 songs available tonight on the digital version, but the physical (CD, Cassette, Vinyl) deluxe versions will have a bonus song, 'The lakes'. Taylor has gone all-out with this release, and somehow managed to keep it all on the down low.

I am definitely a Swiftie for life. Early in her career (And mine too) she actually made me a card. It's hand-glued and hand-written. It's one of the coolest things that I own. See it HERE.

Taylor Swift 'Folklore' Merchandise

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