A Celebration of Every Awesome Thing Taylor Swift Did This Year

Dropped certainly one of 2020’s finest shock twists.

Forced to cancel her concert events and decelerate for a stretch, the singer-songwriter all of a sudden discovered herself awash with creativity. The consequence: July’s folklore, an alternate album she described as each “wistful and full of escapism” and “sad, beautiful, tragic,” launched simply 11 months after her seventh disc, Lover

“In isolation my imagination has run wild and this album is the result, a collection of songs and stories that flowed like a stream of consciousness,” she defined in an Instagram put up of the disc solely her staff, household and boyfriend knew about. “Picking up a pen was my way of escaping into fantasy, history, and memory. I’ve told these stories to the best of my ability with all the love, wonder, and whimsy they deserve.”

In late November—because the disc’s six Grammy nominations have been introduced—Swift got here up with one other shock, 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 Long Pond studio in Hudson Valley, New York.