Taylor Swift drops 8th studio album, Folklore with new single and video

Taylor Swift took to her socials to announce the release of her 8th studio album folklore yesterday (23 July).

“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,” she wrote in an Instagram post announcing the album.

Written in isolation; Taylor remotely teamed up with a handful of her musical heroes – and indie legends – including The National‘s Aaron Dessner, Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon and long-time collaborator Jack Antonoff.

Taylor had this to say about the first single, ‘cardigan’. “The song is about a lost romance and why young love is often fixed so permanently within our memories, why it leaves such an indelible mark.”

The single is accompanied by a magical music video which Taylor wrote/directed. WATCH below.

Stream Folklore here: www.taylor.lnk.to/folklore

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Image Source: YouTube / Taylor Swift - Cardigan