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Taylor Swift surprises fans with second album of 2020

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                                This cover image released by Republic Records shows Taylor Swift’s new album “Evermore,” the sister album to “Folklore.” A video for a new song, “Willow,” will arrive along with the album tonight.

    REPUBLIC RECORDS VIA AP

    This cover image released by Republic Records shows Taylor Swift’s new album “Evermore,” the sister album to “Folklore.” A video for a new song, “Willow,” will arrive along with the album tonight.

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                                Taylor Swift performs during the “1989” world tour at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Aug. 22, 2015. The singer-songwriter is releasing her second album in 2020 today.

    MATT SAYLES / INVISION / AP FILES

    Taylor Swift performs during the “1989” world tour at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Aug. 22, 2015. The singer-songwriter is releasing her second album in 2020 today.

Taylor Swift fans are getting a double reason to celebrate this year — the singer-songwriter is about to release her second album in 2020.

“To put it plainly, we just couldn’t stop writing songs,” Swift wrote in social media posts this morning. “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.”

Swift said the new album is called “Evermore,” which she described as a “sister” album to her latest release, “Folklore.” A video for a new song, “Willow,” will arrive along with the album, to be released at midnight ET (7 p.m. Hawaii time.)

Taylor revealed the track list for the 15-song new album and noted that some of the guests are Haim, The National and Bon Iver. She turns 31 on Sunday.

“Folklore,” released this summer, enjoyed three separate visits to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and became the first album to sell a million copies in the U.S. in 2020.

On Instagram, Swift said working on “Folklore” was different than her previous albums and she just kept writing songs. “I felt less like I was departing and more like I was returning. I loved the escapism I found in these imaginary/not imaginary tales,” she wrote.

“I loved the ways you welcomed the dreamscapes and tragedies and epic tales of love lost and found into your lives. So I just kept writing them.”

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