Dropped one in every of 2020’s greatest shock twists.
Pressured to cancel her live shows and decelerate for a stretch, the singer-songwriter out of the blue discovered herself awash with creativity. The outcome: July’s folklore, an alternate album she described as each “wistful and stuffed with escapism” and “unhappy, lovely, tragic,” launched simply 11 months after her seventh disc, Lover.
“In isolation my creativeness has run wild and this album is the outcome, a set of songs and tales that flowed like a stream of consciousness,” she defined in an Instagram post of the disc solely her group, household and boyfriend knew about. “Selecting up a pen was my approach of escaping into fantasy, historical past, and reminiscence. I’ve instructed these tales to the perfect of my capacity with all of the love, marvel, and whimsy they deserve.”
In late November—as her six Grammy nominations have been introduced—Swift came up with another surprise, dropping her new movie folklore: the lengthy pond studio periods on Disney+ and permitting followers a glimpse of the intimate recording session she and Jack Antonoff held at Aaron Dessner‘s Lengthy Pond studio in Hudson Valley, New York.