Which ‘Folklore’ Songs Did Taylor Swift Perform in Her Disney+ Movie?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Which ‘Folklore’ Songs Did Taylor Swift Perform in Her Disney+ Movie?

Musician Taylor Swift‘s eighth studio album, Folklore, dropped as a complete shock to her devoted fan base. But because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, she couldn’t do the standard promotion or touring for the document. Instead, Swift directed Folklore: The Long Pond Sessions, through which she performs Folkore tracks.

Taylor Swift introduced her Disney+ live performance movie

Taylor Swift performs onstage through the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards on September 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tennessee. | ACMA2020/Getty Images for ACM

After Folklore’s launch in July 2020, Swift remained comparatively restrained on social media. Her followers, anticipating extra singles and performances, have been hopeful that one thing would come alongside. And, after months of ready, she lastly rewarded them for his or her persistence.

“Well it’s 11/24 and 24-11=13 so I’ve got an announcement,” Swift tweeted. “You haven’t seen this film before folklore: the long pond studio sessions will be out tonight at midnight PST on @DisneyPlus!” Just like with the album, the live performance particular debuted lower than 24 hours after the announcement.

The trailer featured the ‘Folklore’ single, ‘Cardigan’ 

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Swift dropped the music video for “Cardigan,” the album’s first single, with Folklore. The track debuted on the prime of the Billboard Hot 100. The day earlier than the movie premiered, “Cardigan” earned two Grammy nominations for Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance.

“Cardigan” makes up three songs that Swift described as a part of a fictional Teenage Love Triangle. The lyrics check with an previous romance, seemingly from Betty’s perspective, the scorned occasion of the three characters. But Swift explains within the film that she believes Betty and James (the cheater within the triangle) “ended up together.”

Swift additionally carried out ‘August’

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“August” was the one different track within the trailer. When the album dropped on the finish of July, some believed the track, which can be a part of the Teenage Love Triangle story, could be her subsequent single, given the timing. But the month (and the season) got here and went.

In the movie, Swift explains that when she wrote August, she imagined the narrator, who represents the “other woman” within the triangle, calling her “Augusta” or “Augustine.” “She seems like she’s a bad girl. But really, she’s not a bad girl. She’s really a sensitive person who fell for [James], and was trying to seem cool.”

These songs performed in ‘Folklore: The Long Pond Sessions’

As promised, it was certainly a live performance movie. Though there have been interspersed conversations, a lot of the hour-and-a-half was Folklore, from begin to end. Of course, Swift added touches to every track that made them totally different from the recorded variations.

Swift additionally revealed new particulars about lots of the tracks. For occasion, she explains that she’s been wanting to jot down “The Last Great American Dynasty” for years, however there was by no means the precise alternative. And she revealed that her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn is, the truth is, her co-writer William Bowery, as many speculated.

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