For Taylor Swift followers, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was made higher by the shock launch of her album folklore. When the album got here out, Swifties spent lots of time pouring over the lyrics, cowl artwork, and music movies for Easter Eggs. It wasn’t till lately that followers found out that one tune on folklore was written about them.
Fans had lots of theories about ‘folklore’
On July 23, 2020, Swift shocked her followers by asserting her eighth studio album lower than a 12 months after releasing Lover. Upon listening to Swift’s new music, followers instantly began to theorize what every tune may imply. Rumors concerning all the pieces from a possible breakup to a doable engagement swirled with the discharge of folklore.
Once followers decided Swift and her longtime boyfriend Joe Alwyn had been nonetheless collectively, they centered their consideration on the elusive William Bowery. Could this be a pseudonym for Swift’s boyfriend and artistic companion? Fans thought it should be, contemplating how Alwyn’s great-grandfather was a composer named William Alwyn and his first date with Swift was on the Bowery Hotel in New York.
Perhaps the largest rumor surrounding folklore was the potential for Swift being pregnant. The albums bonus monitor, “The Lakes,” had a number of followers ready on a giant announcement. Despite what followers theorized, Swift doesn’t look like pregnant presently.
‘cardigan’ is Taylor Swift’s fan appreciation tune
Swift’s single “cardigan” didn’t get a lot hype from followers when it was launched. But now, because of a fan on TikTok, followers know the tune to be a tune that celebrates Swifties.
“Just realized cardigan is a song for the FANS!” stated the fan in a TikTok video. They proceeded to interrupt down every of the lyrics within the tune and the way they pertain to followers:
I knew you ‘playing hide and seek’ (all of the Easter Eggs she leaves) ‘giving me your weekends’ ([she] all the time mentions at reveals how she is aware of there’s 100 issues we may have executed with our Saturday nights). She is the cardigan! When she felt just like the world hated her, WE put her on and stated she was our favourite. And the followers who left in the course of the Kanye drama, she knew they might come again to her.
‘cardigan’ is probably the most vital tune on the ‘folklore’ album
Outside of being a tribute to her followers, Swift used “cardigan” as a roadmap to the whole album. According to her friend and collaborator Aaron Dessner, “[‘cardigan’] harkens back to lessons learned, or experiences in your youth, in a really beautiful way and this sense of longing and sadness, but ultimately, it’s cathartic” (by way of Vulture).
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The National’s founding member additionally expressed how the tune was like a information to the whole album. “I thought it was a perfect match for the music and how her voice feels,” he stated. “It had these lower register parts, and I think we both realized that this was a bit of a lightning rod for a lot of the rest of the record.”
Of course, something Swift places out demonstrates the adoration she has for her followers. Now, “cardigan” feels a bit additional particular.