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24 November 2020

Taylor Swift Is Releasing A ‘Folklore’ Documentary On Disney+ Tonight

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Taylor Swift has announced that her documentary ‘Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions’ will be released at midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on Disney+.

The film looks at the recording process of her album Folklore, which she made during isolation earlier this year a process she described as, ‘my imagination has run wild and this album is the result, a collection of songs and stories that flowed like a stream of consciousness. Picking up a pen was my way of escaping into fantasy, history, and memory.’

Announcing the documentary on her Twitter, Taylor Swift stated, “Well it’s 11/24 and 24-11=13 so I’ve got an announcement,” – with a nod to the number 13, her lucky number that appears as a motif throughout a lot of her work.

She added: “You haven’t seen this film before. folklore: the long pond studio sessions will be out tonight at midnight PST on Disney+.” And shared the trailer, which can be viewed below.

Folklore is Taylor Swift’s eighth studio album, and it was released as a surprise record on 24th July 2020. It feautred production work by longtime collaborator Jack Antonoff, and The National’s Aaron Dessner. It saw Swift move away from high octane pop songs and move into indie folk, with songs driven by piano and guitar. Having learnt that Aaron Dessner’s way of working with The National was to send instrumentals to lead singer Matt Berninger to write lyrics for, Taylor Swift decided to create a new album in quarantine and work with Dessner.

The album debuted at No 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was the lingest-running No 1 album of 2017 to 2020, spending eight weeks at the top of the charts and it was also the first million-selling album of 2020.

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