“It does feel like an ongoing collaboration. Now Taylor is starting to help with other things.”
ByPatrick Clarke, NME
To be sure, Swift reached out to Dessner, he explains. They were mutual fans, and swiftly got to work on some ideas. From early on, some “crazy instant chemistry” inspired the process.
The 16-track LP will be released on Friday
BY MICHAEL ROFFMAN, Consequence of Sound
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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. 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. I wrote and recorded this music in isolation but got to collaborate with some musical heroes of mine; @aarondessner (who has co-written or produced 11 of the 16 songs), @boniver (who co-wrote and was kind enough to sing on one with me), William Bowery (who co-wrote two with me) and @jackantonoff (who is basically musical family at this point). Engineered by Laura Sisk and Jon Low, mixed by Serban Ghenea & Jon Low. The album photos were shot by the amazing @bethgarrabrant. Before this year I probably would’ve overthought when to release this music at the ‘perfect’ time, but the times we’re living in keep reminding me that nothing is guaranteed. My gut is telling me that if you make something you love, you should just put it out into the world. That’s the side of uncertainty I can get on board with. Love you guys so much ♥️
Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner on Their ‘Anti-Festival’ Eaux Claires
“An artist-curated weekend that reflects its founders’ sophisticated tastes (and love of the regional music scene), Eaux Claires also has distinguished itself as a festival that encourages collaboration among its performers."