Everything About Taylor Swift's Surprise Release Album Folklore And Mysterious Co-Writer “William Bowery”

Taylor Swift revealed at midnight that she would release a "surprise" eighth studio album entitled Folklore, along with production by Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff. Read more

24th July 2020 | 04:59 AM (IST)
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Taylor Swift to enlightens us with some new music, and it is soon to release. Her fans were definitely surprised by the singer's announcement of her new album, Folklore, on July 23.

"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 began her caption on Instagram. "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."

Swift added, "I wrote and recorded this in isolation but got to collaborate with some musical heroes of mine." Swift's folklore collaborators include Aaron Dressner, Bon Iver, William Bowery, and Jack Antonoff.

 
 
 
 
 
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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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Netizen Speculations About Taylor Swift’s Co-Writer “William Bowery”

Taylor Swift says a person named William Bowery co-wrote two of the songs on her new album Folklore, but fans think this is a pseudonym for somebody special in her life!

Taylor said she wrote songs of her with "William Bowery" till now, but fans can't find any detail about the person with that name. He's also the only writer not to get tagged on the Instagram post. However, there seems to be a link between the name and Taylor 's longtime boyfriend Joe Alwyn!

Joe 's great-grandfather was named William Alwyn and he was a teacher of composing, conducting, and music. Taylor and Joe have both previously lived in New York City's Bowery Hotel. Maybe they brought those two names together in a pseudonym allegedly.

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Although it might seem like an unusual time to drop a new album in the midst of a global pandemic, Swift said it is the current situation that motivated her to release the album now instead of waiting for the  "perfect" moment. She said, "the times we're living in keep reminding me that nothing is guaranteed."

Swift continued, "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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Swift announced in another Instagram post that the regular Folklore version will contain 16 songs, but the deluxe editions will include a bonus track called "the lakes." She added, "Because this is my 8th studio album, I made 8 deluxe CD editions and 8 deluxe vinyl editions that are available for one week. Each deluxe edition has unique covers, photos, and artwork." The deluxe versions are available exclusively on Swift 's website, taylorswift.com.

As the making of the album was amid the coronavirus outbreak Taylor Swift revealed, "the entire shoot was overseen by a medical inspector, everyone wore masks, stayed away from each other, and I even did my own hair, makeup, and styling."

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24th July 2020 | 04:59 AM (IST)
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