Taylor Swift the superstar singer-songwriter had a surprise to her fans by announcing on Tuesday that she’d filmed a concert film for her latest release, Folklore, the movie during corona virus pandemic which will premiere on Disney+ on Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions which Swift herself directed, was filmed in upstate New York in September and has Swift and Jack Antonoff, The National’s Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon performing . They also share athe 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 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Swift had released a film of her performing tracks from her last album Lover at a surprise concert in Paris, taped in the fall of 2019.
And Swift’s latest release was announced just hours before nominations will be revealed for the 2021 Grammys.
The Folklore film drops at 12:01 a.m. PT on Wednesday, Nov. 25.Taylor Swift was named artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday.
Taylor Swift was named artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday and won two other trophies in a ceremony held live in Los Angeles amid tight coronavirus restrictions