Monday, May 20, 2024

Taylor Swift Is Dropping a Surprise Album Tonight Going Head to Head (Possibly) with Mortal Enemy Kanye West’s New Release


Taylor Swift has just dealt Kanye West a real blow. She’s surprise dropping a new album at the same time his “Donda” is supposed to be coming out. Could she have known under the Universal umbrella that Kanye was shooting for this date? Is it a coincidence or planned? Wow. This is like a death cage match!

I was wondering why Universal dropped the iTunes price for Taylor Swift’s “Lover” album this week. It suddenly shot back into the top 10. Now we know. Taylor is releasing a surprise new album tonight called “Folklore.” It comes with a video for the first single, called “Cardigan,” cinematography by three time Oscar nominee Rodrigo Prieto. Do we need an expensive new sweater on the hottest week of the summer?

Ironically, she couldn’t have planned it, this will knock Kanye West, her mortal enemy, off the headlines. Good work, Taylor!

Taylor has a lot of collaborators on the album including, of course, Jack Antonoff, and Aaron Dessner of the group The National. Their respective statements are below.

Remember: Taylor was planning for four big concerts this summer, mega shows at stadiums. But because of the pandemic she’s been stuck inside, writing and recording. According to Dessner they began in late April and it all went very quickly. It sounds like the National is very involved, too.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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