Updated: Jul 26
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Declared with only 16 hours notice, Swift's eighth studio collection discovers her again working together on a bunch of tracks with Jack Antonoff, who she called, in an online networking post reporting the collection's presence yesterday, "essentially melodic family now." But her principle teammate over the collection is another one: Aaron Dessner of The National co-composed or created 11 of its 16 tracks. Fables likewise includes a track with Bon Iver, in addition to arrangement from a partner of regular Dessner teammates, including sibling Bryce Dessner and bandmate Bryan Devendorf, alongside Josh Kaufman, Rob Moose, Clarice Jensen and Thomas Bartlett, among others. (Would we be able to expect an appearance from Swift at Eaux Claires or HAVEN sometime in the future?)
"Before this year I probably would've overthought when to release this music at the 'perfect' time," Swift wrote in her message announcing the album. "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."