Taylor Swift gave us an unexpected bright spot for the summer of 2020 by surprising us with the sixteen-track album, Folklore, this weekend. Friday's release comes just hours after Swift announced the album on Thursday.

You can stream the ENTIRE album right here:

The album's lead single, "Cardigan," included an enchanting and magical music video, which also dropped on Friday. Given the coronavirus pandemic, a video was a bit of a surprise for Swifties. Of course, it was done safely, as filming was overseen by a medical inspector, Swift says.

"I even did my own hair, makeup, and styling," Taylor revealed.

Today's album release, of course, is also a bit of a gift from Taylor herself, who had to cancel her festival tour this summer.

Enter your number to get our free mobile app

"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," Swift previously wrote on Instagram. "And that thing is my 8th studio album, folklore."

The Quickest Celebrity Engagements

More From SoJO 104.9 FM