Taylor Swift Announces folklore: the long pond studio sessions Film

Swift performs songs from her new album with collaborators Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff, and Justin Vernon

Taylor Swift – folklore: the long pond studio sessions
Taylor Swift – folklore: the long pond studio sessions, photo via Disney+

Unable to tour due to the ongoing pandemic, Taylor Swift opted instead to write and record her new album folklore. The album’s intimate, lo-fi sonics are largely a reflection of its recording process, as the normally bombastic pop singer was forced to record the 16-track LP in isolation, with collaborators Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff contributing remotely.

Now, months after the album’s release, the trio is finally meeting in-person for a live performance of folklore. Premiering tomorrow (!), November 25th on Disney+, folklore: the long pond studio sessions finds Swift, Dessner, and Antonoff holed up at The National’s Long Pond Studio in Hudson, New York, performing tracks from the album live for the first time. What’s more, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon even stops by to sing his duet with Swift, “Exile”.

“It’s an album that allows you to feel your feelings, and it’s a product of isolation,” Swift says in the film’s trailer. At another point, she tells Dessner, “This could’ve been a time where I absolutely lost my mind, and instead, I think this album was a real flotation device for both of us.”

folklore: the long pond studio sessions will premiere starting at Midnight PT. If you don’t already have Disney+, you can sign up here.


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