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’…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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