Taylor Swift announces surprise 'Folklore' concert film, coming to Disney+

Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY
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Taylor Swift loves a good surprise.

On Tuesday, the pop star announced an intimate concert movie of her record-breaking new album "Folklore," which she surprise-released in late July. The film, titled "Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions," will debut on Disney+ Wednesday at 3:01 a.m. EST/12:01 a.m. PST.

How to watch: Taylor Swift's 'Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions'

Swift shared a trailer for the film on social media on Tuesday morning, in honor of her lucky number 13, which has cryptically played into many of her past releases.

"Well it's 11/24 and 24-11 = 13 so I've got an announcement," she wrote.

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In the film, which is directed by Swift, the singer will perform every song from "Folklore" in order for the very first time, as well as reveal "stories and secrets behind all 17 songs," according to a press release.

The trailer begins with sweeping aerial shots of rural upstate New York, where Swift shot the movie in September along with "Folklore" collaborators Aaron Dessner (The National), Jack Antonoff (Bleachers) and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver). Swift then appears on a couch in a flannel dress, singing stripped-down versions of album cuts including "Cardigan" and "August."

"There's something about the complete and total uncertainty of life," Swift says in voiceover in a trailer for the film. "If we're going to have to recalibrate everything, we should start with what we love the most first."

The trailer also shows Swift, Antonoff and Dessner talking outside, clinking drinks and sitting around a bonfire.

"I've never worked on an album like this," Antonoff says.

"I'm so glad that we did," Swift says, "because it turned out everybody needed a good cry, as well as us."

"Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions" is Swift's third film this year after her "City of Lover" concert movie in May and documentary "Miss Americana," which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January. The Netflix documentary charts the making of Swift's sixth and seventh albums, "Reputation" and "Lover," as well as her political awakening.

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Swift, 30, got her fans buzzing Sunday when she shared a black-and-white shot of herself in a log cabin, captioned, "Not a lot going on at the moment." The savvy hit-maker is currently rerecording her first six albums, after losing her master rights to music executive Scooter Braun.

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