Surprise! Taylor Swift Dropped A Brand New Album and It Might be the Best Thing to Happen in Quarantine

Erin's Deep Dish on Country

July 24, 2020
Taylor Swift, New Album, Surprise, Music,

Dimitrios Kambouris

Taylor Swift AND Blake Shelton both dropped new music today, so you could say it's a great Friday here with Erin's Deep Dish on Country!

1. Yesterday out of nowhere, Taylor Swift announced that she will be releasing a surprise album at midnight!

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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  • Folklore is officially Swift's 8th studio album that she was not planning on releasing this year at all! She wrote and recorded all the songs in isolation and the words just flowed out of her like a stream of consciousness. 
  • The whole album has a very chill and relaxing vibe and each song really highlights her amazing songwriting talents. Her words are crafted so beautifully and help the listener paint a very detailed picture in their mind. 
  • The official single off the record is "Cardigan" and Swift premiered the music video for the song lat night as well.

2. Blake Shelton also released new music today! 

Real excited to share this one with y’all and honored I was able to talk @gwenstefani into doing another song with me! #HappyAnywhere out THIS FRIDAY! Link in bio to pre-save!

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  • The single is titled "Happy Anywhere" and features Gwen Stefani.

  • The two are looking to score their second #1 together as their duet "Nobody But You" topped the charts a few months ago.