Taylor Swift came out of the shadows and announced that she is ready to release her surprise eighth studio album Folklore, on Friday.
Is Taylor Swift dropping on the same day as Kanye West?
The timing of the announcement was interesting, to say the least. It’s common knowledge that, for the entirety of her music career, Kanye West has been a thorn in Taylor Swift’s heel.
Therefore, it did strike us as a tad bit odd that the 30-year-old Country-Pop star announced the release of Folklore around the same time the troubled West is expected to release Donda.
We could be overthinking everything and this could all be one big coincidence. Except, in Hollywood, nothing is random.
The singer accompanied her surprise announcement with a note that inadvertently speaks to our suspicions.
“I probably would’ve overthought [sic] 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 tells me if you make something you love, you should just put it out into the world,” she wrote.
Taylor Swift drops Folklore: Where to download, tracklist
Swift’s eighth studio album has only been out for minutes and already, she has broken chart records. According to @chartdata, the Country-Pop star ranks as the number one artist debuting on the Billboard charts this century.
The album was accompanied by the music video to the album’s leading single Cardigan. You can watch it below:
Folklore is out and available for download or purchase on every digital streaming platform. This is the album’s tracklist:
Swift fanbase breaks the internet
It is a great day for the worldwide fanbase of the 30-year-old. Swift’s hive swarmed to social media to celebrate this wondrous day. These are just some of the reactions we picked out: