Taylor Swift dispels rumors about a surprise third album: 'I’m so tired'
Don't get your hopes up, Swifties. Taylor Swift is shutting down rumors about a surprise third album connected to "Folklore" and "Evermore."
During an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Monday, Kimmel addressed the rumors that were circulating after fans realized the word "Woodvale" was written on the upper-right corner of the "Folklore" album cover.
"Online, people are going nuts now saying that's the third album," he said. "You've not just recorded two albums, you're going for a third and the third will be called 'Woodvale.' True or false?"
Swift explained she tends to be "annoyingly secret-agent-y about dropping hints and clues and Easter eggs," before admitting that she sometimes takes it "too far," resulting in mistakes.
That's what happened with the "Folklore" cover, she said.
“Basically, when I was making 'Folklore'... I was too afraid to even unveil the title of the album to even my closest teammates and management," she explained. "I didn't tell anybody the album title until right before it came out. And so I came up with a fake codename that had the same amount of letters as 'Folklore,' chose a random name... 'Woodvale.'”
But, after seeing mock-ups of the album art, she decided not to have a title on the 'Folklore' album cover anyway.
"We forgot to take the fake codename off of one of them," she confessed.
When Kimmel pressed about a third album in general, Swift didn't let anything on.
"Jimmy, I’m so tired, I'm so exhausted. I tired myself out, I have nothing left," she said.
"Evermore," which dropped on Friday, is the 10-time Grammy winner's ninth studio album and second surprise album of the year. It followed similarly-toned "Folklore," which was released just six months earlier and was Swift's retreat into fanciful fireside folk after three albums of boldfaced stadium pop.
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