There are two words to describe Taylor Swift’s album Folklore: romantic and melancholic. Even though this seems like a new genre from Taylor, it perfectly suited the mood for 2020. Indeed, her work deserves the ‘Album of the Year award from the Grammys!
Taylor Swift on pouring her heart out on this album
Swift surprised her fans with a new album Folklore that features 16 tracks, including her hit “Cardigan.”According to her recent interview, this is a result of being in touch with her emotions during the isolation. “It’s an album that allows you to feel your feelings and it’s a product of isolation. This could have been a time when I absolutely lost my mind, but instead, this album was like a real flotation device.” The greyscale and woody images perfectly aligned with her delicate voice that’s telling a story.
Folklore is Taylor Swift’s introduction to the world of alternative pop-folk. Perhaps this is what her fans have been waiting for. Because everyone needed a good cry, as Swift said to her co-collaborators on the album Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner. Dessner was one of the LP’s producers, engineers/mixers, and songwriters; Antonoff was a producer and engineer/mixer. Back in 2018, Dessner won his first Grammy, earning Best Alternative Music Album with his National bandmates for Sleep Well Beast.
During her brief acceptance speech at the ceremony, Swift thanked her boyfriend Joe Alwyn, her longtime friends, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, along with their children. At the end of her speech, she added: “Thank you to the Recording Academy, we will never forget that you did this for us.”
She won the award over HAIM, Post Malone, Black Pumas, Jhené Aiko, Jacob Collier, Coldplay, and Dua Lipa. Swift is the first woman in history to win Album of the Year three times.
Queenie Lasta got her bachelor's degree in Communications Research from UP Diliman. In her free time, she likes to read thriller novels, psychology books, and mangas. She believes in the importance of grit, hard work, and passion to become a great writer in the future.