Our girl Taylor Swift has blessed us with news overnight that we’ll be receiving a brand new album today. It’s a 16-track effort called folklore and it comes 11 months and one day post Lover.
Sharing news of her eighth studio album, Taylor Swift shared the cover art with us. And much like how, with the release of reputation came a slew of memes of Swift releasing a hardcore album, fans and memers are doing the same this time around. This time, they reckon it looks like a metal album — which isn’t much of a stretch to see.
The album art shows Swift standing in the middle of the woods in black and white. Kind of like a still from Twilight, but also kind of like an indier Bon Iver album, but with a hint of a black metal album? PS: it actually features Bon Iver on Track 4, ‘exile’.
Never expected Taylor Swift to take the black metal route but here we are. pic.twitter.com/vHYMSTWIOF
— C St (@colstot) July 23, 2020
Taylor Swift to release Norwegian black metal opus, folklore pic.twitter.com/E5qi3xl0ZL
— Disastro (@_deadastronaut_) July 23, 2020
Taylor Swift about to drop the hottest black metal mixtapeof all time. https://t.co/IP3jYQNjfz
— Metal Injection (@metalinjection) July 23, 2020
— Andy Johnston (@TinyMusicCritic) July 23, 2020
Anyway, we’re pretty confident Taylor Swift isn’t releasing a black metal album… due to the tracklisting. With songs like ‘the 1’, ‘cardigan’, and ‘this is me trying’ all listed on the surprise release…
Catch the tracklisting down below. The album’s lead single, ‘cardigan’ is dropping with a video some time today, watch this space.
Taylor Swifts’ ‘folklore’ tracklisting
Out Friday, 24th July
the last great american dynasty
exile (feat. Bon Iver)
my tears ricochet
this is me trying