Taylor Swift celebrated the surprise release of her new album by sending Folklore-inspired cardigans over the weekend to a long list of pals, fans and supporters.
From bestie Martha Hunt and Queer Eye‘s Jonathan Van Ness to Kelsea Ballerini and Jennifer Hudson, many of the recipients took to social media to express their appreciation for both the cozy gift and Swift’s soothing latest studio set, which features first single “Cardigan.”
“Thank you for the cardigan and the beautiful, intricate, mystical new album @taylorswift. your ability to create unbounded and ever growing music is the most inspiring,” Ballerini captioned a selfie wearing the cardigan, while Hunt recreated Swift’s woodsy, grayscale photoshoot while wearing the sweater. “I knew you tried to change the ending – peter losing wendy,” the model wrote alongside the shots, referencing lyrics from the final refrain of “Cardigan.”
Meanwhile, pop singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt also posted a thoughtful note about how Swift inspired her to launch her music career while posing in the cardigan. “Thank you @taylorswift for this cozy gift and for being such a support on my last album,” she wrote. “So grateful to be recognised by the person who inspired me to become a musician. I will forever be inspired by you! folklore is my favourite one yet please listen if you haven’t already. the lyrics are so beautiful and I love the new sound p.s when I die please bury me in this cardigan lol.”
Each gift came with a personal note from Swift herself: “I hope this c a r d i g a n will keep you warm and cozy in these extremely un-cozy times. Sending you a socially distanced h u g and all my love, taylor,” she wrote on silver cardstock, which coordinated with the stars embroidered into each cardigan’s sleeves.
Among the other artists who received a sweater from the superstar were Kesha, Adam Lambert, Fletcher and Loren Gray, the latter of whom made an appearance in Swift’s music video for Lover-era single “The Man” earlier this year.
Check out a running list of all the celebs and supporters Swift gifted Folklore cardigans below.
i knew you tried to change the ending – peter losing wendy pic.twitter.com/6hNeQiEnfD
— Martha Hunt (@MarthaHunt) July 27, 2020
— kesha (@KeshaRose) July 25, 2020
— Jayden Bartels (@jaydenbartels) July 25, 2020
Ciara thanks Taylor Swift for sending her a sweater and congratulating her on her album. pic.twitter.com/YviYcAO3t9
— #ROOTED (@ciarasquads) July 28, 2020
— Kelsea Ballerini (@KelseaBallerini) July 24, 2020
Thanks for the sweater @taylorswift13 🙂
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) July 24, 2020
in my feels on a rainy summer day taking it all in. thank you @taylorswift13 for the most gut wrenching, soul bearing, painfully and beautifully honest body of work. and also for my new favorite cardigan 🥺💕 needed this more than i knew pic.twitter.com/DBky1MjQwB
— FLETCHER (@findingfletcher) July 24, 2020
— Gracie Abrams (@gracieabrams) July 24, 2020
— Loren Gray (@iamlorengray) July 24, 2020
— Kristin Harris (@KristinHarris) July 24, 2020
— Ryan (@RyanSchocket) July 24, 2020
— dixie (@dixiedamelio) August 3, 2020
Just sitting here thinking about #folklore The album is both mournful and grateful. Every listen draws me in deeper. Do yourself a favor and listen today… 🎵🍃
— Hannah Hart 🍂 (@harto) July 25, 2020
— Oscar Gracey (@oscargracey) July 28, 2020
Was just talking about how I don’t own a single cardigan anymore.
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) July 27, 2020