Taylor Swift's 'Folklore' studio sessions breaks the November blues
Taylor Swift's indie album Folklore, which had a surprise July 2020 release, gave her fans something to cheer about in the middle of the gloomy situation brought over by COVID-19. The hoopla around the album is still on, but for her followers, the crooner has another treat: a film detailing the Folklore studio sessions, which is being streamed on Disney Plus. Here's more.
"I've got an announcement, you haven't seen this film before"
Well it’s 11/24 and 24-11=13 so I’ve got an announcement 🤓 You haven’t seen this film before ✨ folklore: the long pond studio sessions will be out tonight at midnight PST on @DisneyPlus! #folkloreOnDisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/BTWSRM0yaI— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 24, 2020
'Folklore' was an album made completely in isolation, Swift says
The film, released on Wednesday, sees Swift talk about how she worked remotely with producers Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff. "Folklore was an album made completely in isolation which means that Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff, and I never saw each other while we were collaborating and creating the album," she shared on Instagram. The film was shot at Dessner's NY-based Long Pond recording studio.
Bon Iver's Justin Vernon sings duet with Swift in 'Exile'
On Twitter, the Cardigan hitmaker elaborated on how the lockdown-induced isolation fueled her imagination and helped her churn out the songs. Directed by Swift, the film also has her narrating about the background of all 16 tracks, as she performs together with Dessner, Antonoff, and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. Vernon has a guest appearance and performs a duet for the song Exile with Swift.
Recently, she spoke about resale of masters without her consent
This is the second Swift film on Disney Plus this year after her City of Lover concert, which released in May. A lot has been going on in her life as recently she expressed her concern over Shamrock Holdings buying her masters from Scooter Braun without her knowledge. She announced that she'll re-record multiple songs from the six albums of her Big Machine catalog.
'Folklore' scorched Billboards, won accolades at the AMAs
Meanwhile, Folklore gave her loads of reasons to be happy about. The 30-year-old singer-songwriter bagged the Artist of The Year award for the album at the American Music Awards this year. Further, the album scorched the Billboard music charts, with all its tracks entering the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously. She also won the favorite female artist pop/rock and favorite music video for Cardigan.