Taylor Swift has revealed that she didn't even tell her friends that she was recording a new album until it was time to release it.

Swift surprised fans by releasing her eighth studio album 'folklore’ this week, announcing the news of its arrival mere hours before it came out.

During a fan Q&A session about the album, Swift said practically nobody knew that she was working on new music.

"No one knew I was making an album. I didn't even tell my friends until right before announce," Swift said. 

"It was my own secret world I'd go to and I've never made music like that before.''

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Swift collaborated with The National’s Aaron Dessner on 11 tracks on the album, and he said he even kept the fact he was working with her a secret from his daughter, that’s how tightlipped things were.

"I didn’t want to be the one that spilled the beans," he told Apple Music.

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