Review: Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’

Pop superstar Taylor Swift has released her new album Folklore today after her surprise announcement on Thursday. This new surprise is an enjoyable one.

Throughout her career, Swift has gone from country to pop music. Also, she went goth for Reputation in 2017 and bubblegum pop for Lover in 2019. However, she has a whole new sound with this new album. This time she has a more mellow, mature and “indie” sound.

This 16-track album was written by Swift herself during quarantine. Being stuck inside your home can lead to making projects for yourself and this project came out with a new sound for the “Shake it Off” singer. She made that statement on Twitter the moment it was released. She said:

In isolation my imagination has run wild and this album is the result. I’ve told these stories to the best of my ability with all the love, wonder, and whimsy they deserve. Now it’s up to you to pass them down.

Folklore starts out with “the 1.” This tuneful song has a pleasant sound and the message was interesting. She sings about an alternative life with a past relationship. That message with her new sound captured my attention.

Next, there was “cardigan.” Swift released a music video for this track and it shows the artist going into her piano to get away from a storm. Basically, it’s like Alice Wonderland, but with no rabbit down the hole. The song was captivating with its nostalgic message and the alluring piano playing.

Another song that caught my attention was “illicit affairs.” The singer plays the guitar and starts singing about secret and likely doomed relationships. This slow and emotional song had me engaged.

Bottom line, Taylor Swift‘s Folklore is an album to add to your playlist.

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