Why Taylor Swift Fans Think This Track Is the Next ‘Folklore’ Single

by Jeremy Spirogis
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When singer-songwriter Taylor Swift launched her seventh album, Folklore, it got here as a shock to everybody. Some thought she would proceed to launch Lover singles in 2020, however now that she’s on a brand new album cycle, that’s all modified. Here’s why one Folklore monitor might be Swift’s alternative for her subsequent pop single and music video.

Taylor Swift launched ‘Folklore’ with its first single

Taylor Swift attends the 'Cats' World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on December 16, 2019 in New York City.
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When Folklore was launched on July 24, 2020, Swift wrote on social media, “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 additionally dropped the primary single, “Cardigan” and its accompanying music video.

Not solely did Swift write and direct the “Cardigan” music video, however, consistent with coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, “The entire shoot was overseen by a medical inspector, everyone wore masks, stayed away from each other, and I even did my own hair, makeup, and styling,” she defined.

Is there one other single on the way in which?

On August 20, 2020, a fan account tweeted, “A featured banner promoting the ‘New Single By Taylor Swift’ on YouTube Music leads users to the ‘the last great american dynasty’ lyric video. What do you think this could mean?” An accompanying display screen recording proves this.

“The Last Great American Dynasty” is the third monitor on Folklore. Unlike different lots of the different songs, the narrative is a transparent one. Swift sings about Rebekah Harkness, who was, in her time, one of many wealthiest ladies in America. Swift bought her Rhode Island dwelling and pays tribute to her with this tune.

‘Folklore’ spans musical genres

While she is normally categorized as a pop singer, Folklore has introduced Swift consideration in its place artist. According to Billboard‘s Alternative Streaming Songs chart, ‘Cardigan’ has obtained different radio play, in addition to different fan-favorites like ‘Exile’ and ‘August.’ Of course, Swift is not any stranger to style shifts. 

Remember, she started as a rustic singer. Folklore additionally proved distinctive in that it has songs within the pop, different, and nation charts. Both ‘Betty’ and ‘Epiphany’ have made it onto the Hot Country Songs chart. This is Swift’s first time again on the nation charts with a number of songs from an album since Red.

‘Cardigan’ isn’t the one ‘Folklore’ single

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The music video for “cardigan” will premiere tonight, which I wrote/directed. One million 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 total 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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With the information that “The Last Great American Dynasty” might be a single, some followers expressed disappointment. Many need “Exile” or “Betty” extra. Both have been launched as singles, simply to not pop radio. “Exile,” her duet with Bon Iver, was launched to grownup different radio on August 3, whereas “Betty” was launched to nation radio on August 17.

The actual query, in fact, is what is going to make one of the best music video. And as a result of Swift doesn’t want permission to movie within the good location, that makes it each a easy and COVID-safe risk. Of course, this might all imply nothing. Swifties should wait and see.

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