The other meaning of folklore is a belief that’s been widely circulated and well-known without any supporting evidence.” Fans seem to believe Swift chose the title for reasons of her own, but both of those definitions can apply to her life. [20] On "Epiphany", Dessner slowed down and reversed the sounds of different instruments to create a "giant stack of harmony", and added piano for a "cinematic" sound. [146] After a two-week gap, the album climbed back to number-one for a seventh week and sold 87,000 units, making Swift the woman with the most chart-topping weeks in Billboard 200 history (47 weeks), surpassing Whitney Houston. [18], Dessner remarked he "thought it would take a while for song ideas to come" and "had no expectations as far as what we could accomplish remotely", but was pleasantly surprised that "a few hours after sharing music, my phone lit up with a voice memo from Taylor of a fully written song—the momentum never really stopped. knowing her and making work with her gives me…, "The National's Aaron Dessner Talks Taylor Swift's New Album folklore", "Taylor Swift Was Bummed About Her Summer Plans Not Panning Out, So She's Releasing a New Album... Tonight", "The Story Behind Every Song on Taylor Swift's folklore", "How Aaron Dessner and Taylor Swift Stripped Down Her Sound on 'Folklore, "Who Is Aaron Dessner, Taylor Swift's Main Collaborator on 'Folklore'? [125], At the BreakTudo Awards 2020, Folklore was nominated for Album of the Year, while Swift was nominated for International Female Artist. Go ahead, call her a spoiled celeb kid. [138], In Canada, Folklore opened at number-one on the Canadian Albums Chart with 47,000 sales,[151] giving Swift her seventh consecutive number-one album in the country; it spent four weeks atop the chart. Clues were confirmed that April, when Swift revealed the first single and video, "ME," featuring the album's title hidden in the clip. [179], Credits are adapted from Pitchfork[15] and the album's liner notes. Swift developed "Exile" as a duet, and Dessner recorded a draft of her singing both the male and females parts. Hands held through plastic. You’ll need it. Three musical acts, including Rascal Flats and Lady A, had to bow out due to positive COVID tests. Taylor Swift Has a Reputation for Great Cover Art: See the Star's Record Style Through the Years The singer is back with her eighth studio album Folklore , out Friday © 2020 Vox Media, LLC. This theory seems to be the one most fans want to prove. Written in the perspective of Swift's friend, the song describes their new-found positive approach to life and past love, confessing they could have been soulmates. [11][55] The satirical song tells the story of American socialite Rebekah Harkness, the founder of Harkness Ballet and former resident of Swift's Rhode Island mansion—Holiday House. ", "Taylor Swift and Bon Iver Find Perfect Harmony on 'exile, "What's Your Favorite Song on Taylor Swift's 'Folklore'? [126][127] She scored two nominations at the 46th People's Choice Awards—the Album of 2020 with Folklore, and the Female Artist of 2020. The Official Website of Taylor Swift - folklore album out now! [109], Following its peak at number six on the Hot 100, "Exile" was made a single to adult alternative radio on August 3, 2020,[110][109] while "Betty" was sent to country radio formats as a single on August 17, 2020,[111] after arriving at number 6 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Club deemed the album not completely experimental, but still showcased a new aspect of Swift's artistry. 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The controversy surrounding Taylor Swift and Folklore’s artwork appears to have started a few days back, when David Thiérrée, an artist who specializes in creating album covers for metal bands, posted a side-by-side comparison of the covers Instagram. IS ANYONE ELSE HEARING THIS?????? [140], After three weeks of availability, Folklore exceeded one million units in the US, becoming the fastest album of 2020 to hit the mark. Ihsahn then addressed the matter, reposting the side-by-side comparison of the images and writing: “So, anyone check out the new @taylorswift yet? Taylor Swift’s album is now platinum, just like Folk’s kick. A single thread that, for better or for worse, ties you to your fate. Bieber joined fellow wife guy’s Dan + Shay for a COVID friendly performance of “10,000 Hours” at the 2020 CMAs. 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