Taylor Swift Reveals the ‘Cardigan’ Music Video Easter Egg Fans Missed

by Jeremy Spirogis
Taylor Swift at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 5, 2020

Singer Taylor Swift’s album, Folklore, has acquired a whole lot of consideration. In addition to shifting away from her earlier pop sound and tapping into an alternate/indie vibe with the assistance of The National’s Aaron Dessner, the surprising launch was a bit out of character.

Taylor Swift at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 5, 2020
Taylor Swift on the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 5, 2020 | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

However, Folklore stays much like Swift’s previous albums in that there are a lot of clues (usually known as Easter eggs) left for her followers (often known as Swifties). The artist has made it a recreation for listeners to find these, however some are tougher than others to search out. Here are the Easter eggs she left within the “Cardigan” music video, together with nobody caught.

‘Cardigan’ is the primary single off Taylor Swift’s album ‘Folklore’

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The music video for “cardigan” will premiere tonight, which I wrote/directed. 1,000,000 thanks’s to my sensible, dangerous ass video workforce – cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, producer Jil Hardin, government producer Rebecca Skinner, AD Joe ‘Oz’ Osbourne, editor Chancler Haynes, particular results wizards David Lebensfeld & Grant Miller, and set designer Ethan Tobman. The whole shoot was overseen by a medical inspector, everybody wore masks, stayed away from one another, and I even did my very own hair, make-up, and styling

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Swift launched her eighth studio album, Folklore, on July 24, 2020. It was primarily a shock drop, as she gave lower than 24 hours discover earlier than asserting it on her social media channels. “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 wrote on Instagram.

The artist additionally revealed that her first single, “Cardigan,” and its accompanying music video have been to be launched concurrently the album. Not solely did Swift write and direct the video, however she wore her personal garments and did her personal hair and make-up, following coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions.

Swift on Easter eggs for this album

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Swift is not any stranger to together with Easter eggs in her music movies. Swifties discovered many of those in her Lover period movies for singles “You Need to Calm Down,” “Lover,” and “Me!” Her Reputation period movies, particularly the lead single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” was additionally filled with references. But Folklore was a bit totally different.

“One thing I did purposely on this album was put the Easter eggs in the lyrics, more than just the videos,” she instructed a fan through the lead-up to the “Cardigan” music video premiere on YouTube. This is greatest exhibited in what she deemed “The Teenage Love Triangle,” comprised of tracks “Cardigan,” “August,” and “Betty.”

The music video is stuffed with imagery and metaphors concerning the romance Swift sings about, which is believed to be from Betty’s perspective. It reveals Swift going from the picturesque early days of a relationship, as depicted by the forest, to a rocky sea representing the top of mentioned relationship.

The Easter eggs within the ‘Cardigan’ video

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Additionally, the “Cardigan” music video has a couple of extra visible clues for Swifties to catch. First is a photograph of her paternal grandfather, Dean, who fought within the Battle of Guadalcanal throughout World War II. Swift additionally sings from her grandfather’s perspective within the first verse of one other Folklore monitor, “Epiphany.”

In that very same scene, as Swift climbs into her magical piano, a clock might be seen within the background (at 0:44). The video revealed that the palms of the clock are on the “1” and the “3.” And as Swifties know, the quantity 13 (or numbers that add as much as it) usually seem in songs and movies, as 13 is her favourite quantity.

Finally, there’s one other Easter egg in that scene, however Swifties couldn’t have caught this one. A number of seconds later, a portray of a white home comes into focus, immediately subsequent to the piano. According to the video, “Taylor painted this herself during the first week of quarantine.”

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