Taylor Swift blessed us with a new album and a new music video. Shortly after announcing the release of her eighth album Folklore, the singer dropped a video for a new song called "Cardigan" on Thursday night. The dreamy video, which Swift directed, features the singer getting magically transported to various locations as she sings about love lost. We're definitely getting some major "Safe and Sound" vibes from this one! Swift added that "the entire shoot was overseen by a medical inspector, everyone wore masks, stayed away from each other" and she even did her own hair, makeup, and styling.
The singer surprised fans everywhere when she announced her new album. In a lengthy Instagram post, Swift revealed that she wrote and recorded the new music in isolation and was so excited about it that she didn't want to wait to share it. "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," she said. "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." Watch the new music video above!