Taylor Swift is getting cozy with the brand new track, “Cardigan.”
The Grammy-winning singer has launched the music video — which she wrote and directed — for one of many 16 new songs on her eighth studio album, Folklore, which additionally dropped at midnight.
The humorous video sees the singer discover a portal to different locations via her piano. Swift’s new music clip opens along with her taking part in her piano in only a nightdress inside in a comfortable cabin warmed by a comfy hearth. The singer then discovers there may be magic inside her piano and steps via right into a forest the place she performs atop a waterfall. However, there may be extra in retailer for Swift, 30, as she falls into one other world through her piano’s stool, the luxurious rainforest giveaway to a turbulent ocean.
As she struggles to maintain head above water, Swift spots her piano and might pull herself again to security. Making an attempt her luck one final time, Swift permits the keyboard to do its factor, and she or he finds herself once more in the identical cabin. Chilly and moist, the star discovers one factor has modified — on the piano’s stool is an outdated outsized worn cardigan, as if it belonged to a lover, which she wraps around herself and, at last, feels protected and residential.
The video ends with credit celebrating those that have been concerned about making it. The star additionally offers a shoutout to the onset medics, and the coronavirus compliance personnel who assist her and crew keep protected as they filmed throughout a pandemic. After releasing her video and her new album, Swift posted on Twitter her inspiration behind the fairytale-like clip and report.
“In isolation, my creativeness has run wild and this album is the outcome. I’ve informed these tales to the perfect of my capability with all of the love, marvel, and whimsy they deserve. Now it’s as much as you to go them down,” the star wrote.
On Thursday morning, Swift introduced in separate Instagram posts that her new album and the music video for “Cardigan” can be launched at midnight.
“All the shoot was overseen by a medical inspector, everybody wore masks, stayed away from one another, and I even did my very own hair, make-up, and styling 😂,” Swift stated of making the music video amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The “Lover” songstress additionally shared along with her followers that she wrote her total new album, whereas in isolation through the pandemic.
“Tonight at midnight I’ll be releasing my total model new album of songs I’ve poured all of my whims, goals, fears, and musings into,” she added. “I wrote and recorded this in isolation however bought to collaborate with some musical heroes of mine.”
Swift listed her fellow collaborators on Folklore as co-writers Aaron Dressner, Bon Iver, William Bowery, Jack Antonoff, engineers Laura Sisk and Jon Low, mixers Serban Ghenea & Jon Low and photographer Beth Garrabrant.
The brand new album contains 16 songs, together with “Cardigan,” on the usual version, in addition to a bonus observe, “The Lakes.”
Folklore is Swift’s eight studio album, following Taylor Swift (2006), Fearless(2008), Converse Now (2010), Crimson (2012), 1989 (2014), Status (2017) and Lover (2019).