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The Love Story hitmaker shared to Twitter on Thursday 10 December that the new record, Evermore, would be dropping at midnight the following day on Eastern Standard Time.
"I’m elated to tell you that my 9th studio album, and folklore’s sister record, will be out tonight at midnight eastern. It’s called evermore," she wrote.
Swift continued explaining in a multi-part thread on how the album came to be, as the songs just wouldn't stop coming after the making of Folklore.
"To put it plainly, we just couldn’t stop writing songs. To try and put it more poetically, it feels like we were standing on the edge of the folklorian woods and had a choice: to turn and go back or to travel further into the forest of this music. We chose to wander deeper in
"I’ve never done this before. In the past I’ve always treated albums as one-off eras and moved onto planning the next one after an album was released. There was something different with folklore. In making it, I felt less like I was departing and more like I was returning," she said.
The news comes as just two weeks ago a documentary on the making of her previous album was released.
Another project shrouded in secrecy, Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions premiered on Disney Plus the day after it was announced by Swift.
For Evermore, Swift said she was joined by Folklore collaborators Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff and Justin Vernon as well as 'William Bowery', which was recently revealed to be a pseudonym for her boyfriend, English actor Joe Alwyn.
Swift also teased they had welcomed aboard some "new (and longtime) friends" for the album.
It comes as the star is due to celebrate her 31st birthday on 13 December, with the occasion being behind the release.
“I’ve been excited about turning 31 because it’s my lucky number backwards, which is why I wanted to surprise you with this now,” she told her fans. “You’ve all been so caring, supportive and thoughtful on my birthdays and so this time I thought I would give you something!
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