It is an iron law, her fans know. Taylor Swift leaves at least two years between the release of her albums. So the surprise is great now that the singer comes up with a new work just a year after ‘Lover’. “Normally I would think too hard about the” perfect “moment, but in the time in which we live nothing is guaranteed, I realize now,” writes the singer on Instagram when announcing “Folklore”, her eighth album that Friday appears.
Swift wrote the new songs in isolation after the coronavirus wiped her extensive tour schedule. She could count on the cooperation of some of her great heroes: Aaron Dessner, guitarist at The National, was in charge of eleven of the sixteen songs and Bon Iver lent his writing and singing skills to the song ‘Exile’. Furthermore, the singer also mentions on Instagram as ‘Lover’ producer and ‘musical family member’ Jack Antonoff and William Bowery, for the time being a blank page and thus possibly a pseudonym.
Along with the album, the music video for single ‘Cardigan’ is released. The 30-year-old pop star takes control, just like in the previous single ‘The Man’ (and given the corona measures also her own styling, hair and make-up, the singer gives along with a wink).
Taylor Swift isn’t the only pop star with a lockdown album. The British Charli XCX recorded ‘How I’m feeling now’ in forty days earlier this year. Carly Rae Jepsen, known for ‘Call me maybe’, also dropped that she has the prospect of a quarantine plate.