Taylor Swift shocked fans all over the world when she unexpectedly dropped her eighth studio album folklore earlier this year, and now the singer's got another exciting surprise in store! That's because as Entertainment Tonight shares, Swift has revealed that she recorded a concert film that will see her playing the songs from folklore, and it's set to be released on Disney+ this week!
Swift to perform and discuss entire folklore album in movie
Swift announced her new film on Tuesday, sharing that it's called folklore: the long pond studio sessions and will be released on Wednesday! Part intimate concert and part documentary, the film was recorded in upstate New York in September. As Entertainment Tonight mentions, it will see Swift getting together in person for the first time with Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner, and Justin Vernon, who she created folklore with.
Fans of Swift— or "Swifties" as they're known— will be thrilled to learn that the star has recorded a special performance of folklore in its entirety for the movie. This means getting to hear live versions of hit songs from the album, like "cardigan", "august", and "the 1," for the very first time! folklore: the long pond studio sessions will also see Swift reveal the stories behind each of the album's tracks with her trio of collaborators.
Swift says her new album folklore is "a product of isolation"
Swift wrote folklore while in quarantine, and a trailer for the movie sees her opening up about the emotional state that led her to create it. "There's something about the complete and total uncertainty of life. If we're going to have to recalibrate everything, we should start with what we love the most first," the singer is seen explaining. "It's an album that allows you to feel your feelings and it's a product of isolation."
"This could've been a time where I absolutely lost my mind and instead, I think, this album was like a real flotation device for both of us," the singer continues, referring to herself and Dessen. "I was so glad that we did [make the album], because it turned out everybody needed a good cry, as well as us. It makes you think about life a lot, where this moment could affect everything forever."
Back in January, Swift released the Netflix documentary Miss Americana, which follows her highs and lows over the past few years and journey into political activism, so fans certainly weren't expecting another movie from her! "Well it’s 11/24 and 24-11=13 so I’ve got an announcement. You haven’t seen this film before," Swift shared on social media, making reference to both her lucky number and a lyric from her song "Exile". "folklore: the long pond studio sessions will be out tonight at midnight PST on @DisneyPlus!#folkloreOnDisneyPlus"