Me: *turns off bedside lamp and snuggles under covers* Brain: Oh! You’re heading to bed? Me: That was the idea. Brain: It’s only 10:45! Me: Your point being? Brain: I was hoping we could go over what happened today. Me: No. Good night. Brain: Suit yourself. *silence* Me: ….what happened today? Brain: You don’t remember? No one laughed at your jokes! Me: … Brain: Wasn’t that awful? Me: … Brain: Quick, let’s think up some better jokes. Me: … Brain: You’ll want to write these down.
I’ve listened to Taylor Swift’s folklore close to two dozen times since its release.
And, yes, despite my big research project not too long ago, my beloved reputation has been ousted by newcomer folklore.
Folk is a very natural fit for Taylor Swift’s vocal stylings – I’m surprised no one thought to explore this pairing sooner.
folklore feels more vulnerable than past albums. It ups the yearning quotient to levels we haven’t seen since “You Belong With Me” and includes plenty of POTENTIALLY QUEER CONTENT. (Yes, I know what Taylor said about “betty.” She is wrong.)
I wanted to talk about each track individually because, even after a month, I can’t stop thinking about them.