Isolation has us baking sourdough bread, learning new card games and researching how to make soy wax candles. And that is only on a Monday.
For Taylor Swift, it has led her down the path to creating one of her most magical albums yet.
“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,” says Taylor.
Folklaw is a glowing album that has filled many with a cosy-autumn-afternoon-feeling (that’s definitely a thing, right?).
Taylor says the album created in isolation, “started with imagery.”
“Visuals that popped into my mind and piqued my curiosity,” she says.
Think old cardigans, twinkly yellow fairy lights, wine (or tea) filled sunny evenings, nostalgia, fire light, salt air, country towns, ghosts, cliffs, and long-gone parties.
“Picking up a pen was my way of escaping into fantasy, history, and memory.”
“I found myself not only writing my own stories, but also writing about or from the perspective of people I’ve never met, people I’ve known, or those I wish I hadn’t.”
In this ways, these stories become folklaw.
“A tale that becomes folklore is one that is passed down and whispered around. Sometimes sung about.”Taylor swift.
“Now it’s up to you to pass them down,” she say.
And that we will Taylor.
This album has created an energy that 2020 was in desperate need of. And we couldn’t be more thankful.
All that’s left to do is say “cheers to you, Taylor” as we sip wine in our old cardigans and reminisce while hitting repeat one million times. And that is only on a Monday.
Have you listened to folklaw? What are your thoughts?