In July 2020, Taylor Swift shocked fans with the surprise release of the folklore album. Now, thanks to Spotify, some Swift fans are convinced they’re getting more new music from the pop star. Here’s what we know about the possibility of new music from Swift.
‘folklore’ was the surprise Taylor Swift fans needed in quarantine
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has left many people quarantined in their homes since March 2020. Swift shocked her fans in July with folklore‘s release — an album she teased the night before giving it to fans.
“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,” Swift said 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.”
Coming to fans less than a year after Lover, Swifties were delighted with the pandemic surprise.
Some fans are convinced Taylor Swift will release more new music in 2020
One fan on TikTok drew attention to a Spotify description that read: “The queen of pop has a new album dropping on 11/10! Stream it here on Spotify!”
There was a lot of confusion in the TikTok’s comments. Some fans were excited at the idea that Swift could be releasing new music less than 6 months after folklore.
“There’s zero chance this is real,” one fan commented.
“That’s just the description of the playlist you’re streaming,” another fan pointed out.
“Could it be a re-record?” another asked. “It was trending on Twitter that she was re-recording!” another added.
Taylor Swift is allowed to re-record her music now
On Nov. 1, it was announced that Swift could finally legally re-record her own songs. After music mogul Scooter Braun purchased the rights to almost all of Swift’s music, she had to wait until his ownership of those rights expired, which happened to be November 2020.
“For years I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my work,” Swift wrote on Tumblr, adding:
Instead I was given an opportunity to sign back up to Big Machine Records and ‘earn’ one album back at a time, one for every new one I turned in. I walked away because I knew once I signed that contract, Scott Borchetta would sell the label, thereby selling me and my future. I had to make the excruciating choice to leave behind my past. Music I wrote on my bedroom floor and videos I dreamed up and paid for from the money I earned playing in bars, then clubs, then arenas, then stadiums.
Fortunately for Swift, that nightmare is over. Now, she is free to re-record her old songs. Fans on Twitter celebrated with the hashtag #TaylorIsFree, which ultimately caused even more confusion amongst fans.
Taylor Swift isn’t releasing new music Nov. 10
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like fans are getting any new songs at this time. But they can possibly look forward to a few re-recorded songs from Swift on Nov. 10.