Fans are mashing up Taylor Swift's 'Folklore' songs with her old hits, and the covers are masterful

Beth Garrabrant/Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift released ‘Folklore’ on Friday, July 24.
  • Fans are creating covers that combine songs on Taylor Swift’s eighth studio album “Folklore” with her previous work.
  • Though “Folklore” veers into a different genre than the artist’s existing music, fans connected the tracks to past albums like “Fearless,” “Red,” and “1989.”
  • Insider rounded up some of the impressive mashups created by fans below.
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It didn’t take long for Taylor Swift‘s fans to realise that her eighth studio album “Folklore” is much different than her previous work. Instead of honing in on the artist’s personal experiences, the 16-track album serves as a vessel for others’ stories.

Nonetheless, that didn’t stop Swift’s fans, who are seasoned in discovering Easter eggs in her albums, from trying to decipher any hidden messages.

Not only did they theorise that “Cardigan,” “August,” and “Betty” hint at the same teenage love triangle and “The Last Great American Dynasty” is about the former owner of her home in Rhode Island, but they began to connect the tracks to her older songs.

Using Swift’s iconic bridges and thematic storytelling, fans have created mashups of Swift’s most recent work – tying it back to her previous albums like “Fearless” (2008), “Red” (2012), and “1989” (2014) and sharing their covers on social media.

Here are some of the compilations created by fans.

A TikTok user made a mashup of ‘Illicit Affairs’ and ‘White Horse’

This cover shows that an ‘Exile’ and ‘Back to December’ medley makes for a heart-wrenching breakup song

After listeners speculated that ‘Cruel Summer’ was a precursor to ‘August,’ a Twitter user put them together on the piano

Another fan had her own take on the “August” and “Cruel Summer” combination.

A piano cover of ‘All Too Well’ mashed up with ‘Betty’ proves that the tracks flow together seamlessly

Also noticing the connection, another TikTok user showed how the bridge in “Betty” blends into “All Too Well.”

A fan noticed that ‘Fifteen’ and ‘August’ both capture teenage love and heartbreak

She also tied together ‘The Last Time’ and ‘Exile’

A violinist wove together ‘Wildest Dreams’ with ‘Cardigan’

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