"Swift presents her new album as a songwriting tour de force, demonstrating the scope and depth of her artistic skill as she ruminates on the passage of time, grasps at fleeting memories and refuses to mince words or sugarcoat a sour reality", writes Jason Lipshutz at Billboard.
She also revealed that a fresh music video, which she has written and directed, for a track called Cardigan, would be released alongside the album. "Surprise", Swift writes of the project, into which she says she's "poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings". She wrote and recorded the music in isolation, collaborating with "some musical heroes" remotely. More lyrics also appear to reference this move, as Taylor sings, "I can go anywhere I want, anywhere I want, just not home", and "You're tossing out blame, drunk on this pain, crossing out the good years".
With 16 new tracks and a bonus track in the deluxe edition, the world is in anticipation of the love stories that Swift will tell this time.
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"He threw all the bottles that were in reach, all except for one which was a celebratory magnum-sized bottle of wine", she said. He picked up bottles and began to throw them. " Heard said that this was after he" smashed a telephone against a wall".
Now the 30-year-old pop superstar is opening up about the process of writing and recording her album in isolation in a social media posts. While we can not get enough of the album, the song Seven has caught our attention for Taylor sings about moving to India.
Indeed, the explicit version of "Folklore" soared to #1 on the all-genre United States iTunes album chart shortly after its release. In 2019, she reinforced her spot in pop music with the single "ME!"
"That's the side of uncertainty I can get on board with", she added. There's a palpable humanity and warmth and raw emotion in these songs that I hope you'll love and take comfort in as much as I do.
Folklore applies Swift's signature lyrical style - richly and carefully detailed, rife with knowing callbacks - to a new palette informed by Dessner's work.
Along with the album premiere of the video for "Cardigan".