Taylor Swift announced yesterday morning that her 8th studio album, "folklore," was going to be released at midnight alongside a music video for her first single, "cardigan," and the internet blew up over it.
It is officially out, and Swifties are raving about it. I'm personally listening to it right now, so I can safely say the hype did not disappoint. Taylor once again did not disappoint.
The album has a different kind of vibe to it, a calmer and more mature sound to it. It isn't really pop-filled, instead it's filled with ballads and softer songs. Cute little songs.
So, what are Swifties thinking? Well lucky for you, I see it all on my stan twitter account. Yup, I'm that kind of Swiftie, and I'm proud. Let's go through it track by track...
Track 1: "the 1"
THE 1 IS THE CUTEST SONG I'VE EVER HEARD OMG #folklore https://t.co/IjzDi7PEma— Luuh (@Luuh)1595564049.0
Taylor just perfectly conveyed the feeling of regret and losing someone special but we all experience this as we go… https://t.co/bOiQYJ6LWZ— Zainub Amir (@Zainub Amir)1595564500.0
Taylor did THAT. Been there, done that. This song is relatable for almost anyone at some point.
Track 2: "cardigan"
WHEN YOU ARE YOUNG, THEY ASSUME YOU KNOW NOTHING #Folklore #Cardigan https://t.co/MZ0nNLtXBc— angel (@angel)1595564787.0
If you don't turn it up during this line, you're not truly experiencing the song to the fullest potential.
NOT TO BE LOUD BUT THE CARDIGAN MV HAS PARALLELS WITH FALLING BY HARRY STYLES FVCKING HELP ME #CardiganMusicVideo… https://t.co/JppEQUS12O— Hana 🤍 (@Hana 🤍)1595564019.0
Some theories behind the music video have already emerged...what do YOU think about this? Coincidence or not?
Track 3: "the last great american dynasty"
the last great american dynasty is a freaking bop omg the prouduction is giving me life— 𝒻𝑜𝓁𝓀𝓁𝑜𝓇𝑒 (@𝒻𝑜𝓁𝓀𝓁𝑜𝓇𝑒)1595564696.0
Production? Perfect. Lyrics? Flawless. A bop? Confirmed by myself and other Swifties.
SHUT UP THE LAST GREAT AMERICAN DYNASTY DOES HAVE THE LUCKY ONE VIBES— y (@y)1595564437.0
Track 4: "exile ft. Bon Iver"
EXILE IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TRACKS OMG THAT’S IT THAT’S THE TWEET. #folklore https://t.co/Sl7DIFUEAR— Cecilia ✨💗 (@Cecilia ✨💗)1595565083.0
AGREED. This song put me in my feels. One I personally turned up. You could say it's....gorgeous.
exile just ended and I’m honestly not sure I’m emotionally prepared for the rest of the album— 𝒻𝑜𝓁𝓀𝓁𝑜𝓇𝑒 (@𝒻𝑜𝓁𝓀𝓁𝑜𝓇𝑒)1595565156.0
Be warned: Exile really does hit the feels. Be cautious continuing....
Track 5: "my tears ricochet"
Dean is cried to my tears ricochet by Taylor Swift and then listened to it again with Cas. they’re both sobbing rn— Bunker Updates (@Bunker Updates)1595565208.0
the way the opening of my tears ricochet sounds like someone crying😭 #Folklore https://t.co/chx68HJnnd— zach (@zach)1595564807.0
Do I really need to say much about this one? I think these tweets sum it up. BRB crying.
Track 6: "mirrorball"
“I want you to know I’m a mirrorball I can change everything about me to fit in” this makes me so sad how many time… https://t.co/tGWesC2ZZZ— 𝒻𝑜𝓁𝓀𝓁𝑜𝓇𝑒 (@𝒻𝑜𝓁𝓀𝓁𝑜𝓇𝑒)1595565540.0
Taylor is out here making us really think about our lives.
MIRRORBALL FEELS LIKE A HUG AND HER SAYING SHES PROUD AND THAT WE’RE DOING OUR BEST— taylor swift lockdown (@taylor swift lockdown)1595564736.0
*Taylor giving us all hugs through a song*
Track 7: "seven"
dude the vocals on seven are insane what #Folklore— brina (mad woman) (@brina (mad woman))1595565779.0
One word: DREAMY
Of course she would...I mean, why wouldn't she?
Track 8: "august"
August is giving my country Taylor heart what it wants 🙌🏼🙌🏼— Corey | 𝑓𝑜𝑙𝑘𝑙𝑜𝑟𝑒 💙 (@Corey | 𝑓𝑜𝑙𝑘𝑙𝑜𝑟𝑒 💙)1595565725.0
Old Taylor? Is that you? I thought you were dead...
YUP. That bridge was something else. In a good way.
Track 9: "this is me trying"
cool so @taylorswift13 actually knows more about me than my own therapist and wrote this is me trying about that— trin (@trin)1595565961.0
Taylor Swift's music is therapy. She gets us.
i can already tell i’m gonna a be looping this is me trying way too much— tiddies (@tiddies)1595565763.0
Confirmed: Definitely a song to have on repeat.
Track 10: "illicit affairs"
you can not listen to illicit affairs without full on sobbing it’s just not possible #folklore— Audrey 🍍 (@Audrey 🍍)1595566160.0
I think it's safe to say you need a box of tissues for this album...
illicit affairs about that couple who secretly loves each other because they are the right people but they met each… https://t.co/xMLCNUmWW0— silver flames (@silver flames)1595566093.0
In case you need a full on analysis...Swifties got you.
Track 11: "invisible string"
taylor in invisible string https://t.co/spbZgeas7f— alexis (@alexis)1595566373.0
This song will heal your soul.
Track 12: "mad woman"
i expected mad woman to be more angry but it's like the haunting instrumentals and calming voice pulls together the… https://t.co/jTXxjWVhdm— 𝑟𝑜𝑏𝑦𝑛 ᵇˡᵐ (@𝑟𝑜𝑏𝑦𝑛 ᵇˡᵐ)1595566454.0
This one was not how Swifties imagined it for sure.
on mad woman when taylor sang ‘it’s obvious that wanting me dead has really brought you two together’ https://t.co/jgrHyO7YnO— kay (@kay)1595564937.0
Oof, is this one shade? She went off...
Track 13: "epiphany"
epiphany sounds like if I stepped barefoot into a fairy realm but at midnight and everything is tinged silver and indigo— rae *:･ﾟ✧ (@rae *:･ﾟ✧)1595566645.0
A fairy realm? Count me in.
Epiphany sounding like a school choir of dead ghost children and I don’t play with demons— Ira Madison III (@Ira Madison III)1595566259.0
Swifties definitely getting descriptive on this one. It takes you to a new world.
Track 14: "betty"
ASNIF BETTY COUNDBT GET ANY BETTER ODKAKS FUCMDUDKE CUMC THERE WAS A KEY CHANGE FUCKINWHQKDJ IM LITTERALLY… https://t.co/E4bl6aLlNA— meg😀 (@meg😀)1595566694.0
That key change hit Swifties differently...
WHY DOES BETTY SOUND LIKE IT WOULD BE ON DEBUT— blair (@blair)1595566473.0
2006 Taylor? Is that you? Again, I thought the old Taylor was dead...?
Track 15: "peace"
taylor singing about her love with joe but thinking it might not be enough because she can never give him “peace” b… https://t.co/no9ExjrMXc— Audrey 🍍 (@Audrey 🍍)1595566853.0
If you really think about it, this makes sense and is SO SAD.
The lyrics? Heartbreaking. This could've been her track 5, but then again this whole album is filled with track 5s.
Track 16: "hoax"
You knew the hero died so what's the movie for? You knew it still hurts underneath my scars From when they pulled m… https://t.co/0z5qI4BBOD— Beth Arceo (@Beth Arceo)1595566657.0
THE LYRICS. THE LYRICS. THE LYRICS.
Ok I loveeeeee hoax what a perfect end to the album— Lucy (@Lucy)1595567041.0
A perfect ending to the album, confirmed. Enough said.
Overall, Swifties seem very impressed by this album. It definitely is slower and emotional. This is a new approach to an album for Taylor, and I'm here for it.