The National’s Aaron Dessner calls Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ “some of the best work we have done”

“It does feel like an ongoing collaboration. Now Taylor is starting to help with other things.”

ByPatrick Clarke, NME

Source: The National’s Aaron Dessner calls Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ “some of the best work we have done”

The National’s Aaron Dessner Talks ‘Crazy Instant Chemistry’ Working With Taylor Swift on ‘Folklore’ 

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.

Source: The National’s Aaron Dessner Talks ‘Crazy Instant Chemistry’ Working With Taylor Swift on ‘Folklore’ | Billboard

Taylor Swift Announces New Album Folklore, Featuring The National’s Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver 

The 16-track LP will be released on Friday
BY MICHAEL ROFFMAN, Consequence of Sound

Source: Taylor Swift Announces New Album Folklore, Featuring The National’s Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver | 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 ♥️

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