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Taylor Swift has yet another surprise in store for fans.
The superstar singer-songwriter announced Tuesday that she’d filmed a concert film for her latest release, the lockdown-created Folklore, which will premiere on Disney+ on Nov. 25.
Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions, which Swift herself directed, was filmed in upstate New York in September and features Swift and collaborators Jack Antonoff, The National’s Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon performing and sharing the stories behind the songs they recorded thousands of miles apart in separate rooms.
Swift and Co. will perform each song in the order they’re presented on the album and reveal stories behind each track.
Swift announced the news of the Folklore film on social media by paraphrasing one of the lyrics to the Folklore track “Exile,” which has quickly become a fan-favorite. “You haven’t seen this film before.”
She also indicated that today’s date is connected to her favorite number, 13, as 24 minus 11 equals 13.
The project gives Swift and her fellow musicians a chance to perform live in a year in which concerts, like her planned Lover Fest performances, have been canceled around the world because of the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.
And Swift’s latest release was announced just hours before nominations will be revealed for the 2021 Grammys. Swift recently revealed that she’s rerecording her earlier releases after the master rights to her first six albums were purchased by Scooter Braun and subsequently sold to private equity firm Shamrock Holdings.
Earlier this year, Swift released a film of herself performing tracks from her last album, Lover, at a surprise concert in Paris, taped in the fall of 2019, which aired on Disney’s ABC and later streamed on Disney+ and the Disney-owned Hulu.
The Folklore film drops at 12:01 a.m. PT on Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Watch the trailer for Swift’s Folklore film.
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