Seven – Taylor Swift

“Seven” opens with an ethereally lustrous vocal, with Swift sighing her lyrics, landing the rhymes in unexpected places. nytimes


Folklore is more complex than that and doesn’t conjure up the image of Swift slumped on a guitar for an acoustic set. With producers Aaron Dessner (of indie band The National) and Jack Antonoff (rock singer turned pop star whisperer), she swims through intricate classical and folk instrumentation organized largely by the gridded logic of electronic music. Brooding ’90s rock radio singers like Natalie Merchant and Sarah McLachlan seem to guide Swift’s choices, as do contemporaries like Lana Del Rey and Lorde. The overall effect is haunting, heartbreaking, and nostalgic.

Dessner’s ominous chords, delicate rhythms and fuzzy instrumental loops have in the past complimented singers like The National’s Matt Berninger, whose surreal poetry documents inarticulate sentiments.

Taylor Swift, a Pop Star Done With Pop

On “Folklore,” a quarantine album made largely with Aaron Dessner from the National, she swerves away from her last few releases, embracing atmospheric rock – and other characters’ points of view. The song that catapulted Taylor Swift from too-cool-for-country phenom to the-world-is-not-enough pop supernova was “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” the debut single from her fourth album, “Red,” in 2012.

Now, eight years later, Swift has made, well, one of those records herself, or at least something like it. “Folklore,” her alternately soothing and soppy, pensive and suffocating eighth album, is a definitive jolt away from the last near decade of Swift’s high-gloss, style-fluid, emotionally astute big-tent pop. Made from scratch in the quarantine era, “Folklore” was recorded at her home in Los Angeles, and written and produced in remote collaboration largely with Aaron Dessner (from the National) and her go-to emotional extractor, Jack Antonoff.

RS Charts: Taylor Swift Tops the Artists 500 for Second Straight Week

Taylor Swift took the Number One spot on the Artists 500 chart for the second straight week on the strength of her surprise album , which also finished at Number One on the Top 200 Albums chart for the second week in a row.

Taylor Swift number one on the 500 artists chart thanks to her surprise album Folklore, also number one on the top 200 albums chart for the second week in a row. Taylor Swift earned 179.4 million views during the week of July 31st. 6th August.
Swift topped the Top 100 Songs chart, the 500 artist charts, and the top 200 albums. Folklore is a huge triumph for Swift, who announced the album just one day before it was released.
The Rolling Stone Artists 500 chart ranks the most played artists of the week in the United States.

‘Folklore’ becomes Taylor Swift’s record-breaking seventh No. 1 album

“folklore” is Swift’s seventh No. 1 album. Taylor Swift has made history once again, as her latest album “folklore” hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 selling over 846,000 albums first week in the U.S. — the biggest week for any album since her 2019 release, “Lover.”

Taylor Swift

In isolation 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. I’ve told these stories to the best of my ability with all the love, wonder, and whimsy they deserve.

Seven – Taylor Swift

[Verse 1]

Please picture me in the trees
I hit my peak at seven
Feet in the swing over the creek
I was too scared to jump in
But I, I was high in the sky
With Pennsylvania under me
Are there still beautiful things?


Sweet tea in the summer
Cross your heart, won’t tell no other
And though I can’t recall your face
I still got love for you
Your braids like a pattern
Love you to the Moon and to Saturn
Passed down like folk songs
The love lasts so long

[Verse 2]

And I’ve been meaning to tell you
I think your house is haunted
Your dad is always mad and that must be why
And I think you should come live with me
And we can be pirates
Then you won’t have to cry
Or hide in the closet
And just like a folk song
Our love will be passed on


Please picture me in the weeds
Before I learned civility
I used to scream ferociously
Any time I wanted
I, I


Sweet tea in the summer
Cross my heart, won’t tell no other
And though I can’t recall your face
I still got love for you
Pack your dolls and a sweater
We’ll move to India forever
Passed down like folk songs
Our love lasts so long

“seven” on ukulele by Taylor Swift * UkuTabs

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