Taylor Swift revealed to fans on Friday (Aug. 21) that she has her own way of thinking about how the songs on Folklore fit together, so she’s released the first of several re-ordered versions called Folklore: The Escapism Chapter.
As you surely know by now, the singer’s sneak album tells stories, not necessarily her own, of the arc of young love, while dipping into the lives of a series of characters.
Well, like a director’s cut of a beloved film, even though Folklore has ruled the Billboard 200 chart for three straight weeks in its current form, Taylor isn’t quite done telling those stories. “In my head, the songs on folklore fit together in different groups and ‘chapters’ – based on how they fit together thematically,” Swift tweeted. “I want to share the first one today. Here’s folklore: the escapism chapter.
This six-song streaming collection opens with bonus track “The Lakes,” then segues into “Seven,” “Epiphany,” “Cardigan,” “Mirrorball” and winds down with the Bon Iver collab “Exile.”
Check out the Escapism Chapter below.
In my head, the songs on folklore fit together in different groups and “chapters” – based on how they fit together thematically. I want to share the first one today. Here’s “folklore: the escapism chapter” ♥️ https://t.co/UVZGvIpyRf pic.twitter.com/quRt2iNFUK
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 21, 2020