Taylor Swift’s #Folklore: That Grape Juice’s Top 5 Tracks

Published: Friday 24th Jul 2020 by Ryan

Taylor Swift is back!

The pop singer unleashed her eighth studio album, ‘Folklore,’ led by ‘Cardigan.’ It marks a return to her singer-songwriter roots that made her famous over a decade ago.

That Grape Juice has been spinning the set since it dropped at midnight. Join us below to find out which five tracks are essential on ‘Folklore’…

Exile

Picture this: ‘All Too Well’ and ‘The Last Time’ got together and boom, ‘Exile’ was created in the wake.

Where the song improves from its predecessors is the emotional weight and maturity of the lyrics that adorn the haunting melody.

Swapping out Gary Lightbody for Bon Iver, the two deliver a sweeping tearjerker of a song.

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Mirrorball

Swift puts back on her boots and goes back to the country on this gem.

A gorgeous pedal steel ballad that oozes as much romance as it does vulnerability. It’s a true tour de force from the Taylor of old.

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August

The 30-year-old takes it back to high school on the second song in the album’s trilogy.

She tells the story of the simplicity of first loves, how it reigns supreme, how it’s wild, how it’s reckless in all the right ways.

Nostalgic and heartbreaking all at the same time, there won’t be dry eyes after listening to this one.

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Betty

Much like that infamous scarf in ‘All Too Well,’ the cardigan that haunts this trilogy is destined to be as legendary.

The last song is the trilogy is arguably the best from it. Love’s complexities have shown themselves to the couple as they scramble to pick up the pieces.

Along with the expert lyricism, that killer key change recalls the end of ‘Love Story,’ proving that the old Taylor is indeed not dead.

And man, did we miss her.

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This Is Me Trying

One of the most pop-oriented songs on the album is also one of the most mature.

A more fleshed-out version of ‘The Archer’ from last year’s ‘Lover’ album, ‘this is me trying’ sees the pop songstress confront her flaws.

Evocative and beautiful, the once teen country star has finally grown up to the woman she was meant to be.

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Do you agree with our picks?

Your thoughts?

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  1. Ugghh July 24, 2020

    We don’t care about your opinions lol

    Where the J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Dua Lipa post?

    • B July 24, 2020

      Naaajaa misselijke

    • Haterz+Gon‘+Hate July 24, 2020

      That song is a certified BOP 🤩 It’s been on repeat all day even though I have no idea what J Balvin and Bad Bunny are saying 😂😂😂

  2. Clarks0o0ñ July 24, 2020

    Boring album

    If u have a hard time sleeping, play this shìt and 5 minutes ur gonna fall into a deep slumber

    • Ugghh July 24, 2020

      😂

      To be fair It’s the “grown” album I have been seeking from Taylor. She is 30 (practically). I was sick of the cheesy teen pop shît

  3. Justme July 24, 2020

    I like the evolution however it’s still a little childish to me. This isn’t a grown woman this is billie next album. I like the effort but I just can’t. I remember her saying being a pop star is easy well I wonder what she thinks now. They’re gonna praise this album but this is man of the woods w/o the say something

  4. marilyn mon-H-o-E July 24, 2020

    Child care’s favorite CD. It put all the stupid kids to sleep 😴 💤 better than put sleeping pills in their cereal

  5. Fierce July 24, 2020

    My favorite for now
    1.August
    2.This is me trying
    3.Excile
    4.My tears ricochet
    5.Cardigan

  6. Fancy BISH July 24, 2020

    I so am looking forward to this OMG.

    • Aphrodite July 24, 2020

      Me too

    • Fancy BISH July 24, 2020

      I just want people to know that the above comment is Clarkson and IT has been dissing Taylor today using some other accounts and praising her using my name lol….it’s hilarious and mental 🤳🏽

  7. Ropeburn July 24, 2020

    I’m legitimately surprised. From these picks it looks like this album may actually be good. I’ve always limited my Taylor intake to just one or two tracks per album since I’m not exactly a big fan of hers, but I must say the progression as an artist is undeniable.

  8. Aphrodite July 25, 2020

    @taylorswift13
    was the #1 most streamed artist on global Spotify on July 24 with nearly 97 million listens following #folklore release.

    The biggest single day streams for any artist this entire year.

    Congrats!

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