- 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 GIRL MASHED UP ILLICIT AFFAIRS AND WHITE HORSE AND ITS SO GOOD IM LOSINGING MY MIND pic.twitter.com/O4jeyC3VUN
— j (@invisibIestrng) July 29, 2020
This cover shows that an ‘Exile’ and ‘Back to December’ medley makes for a heart-wrenching breakup song
Excuse me while I cry… EXILE AND BACK TO DECEMBER TOGETHER…????? pic.twitter.com/LmOh8EgtUV
— Zac ~ (@alltoozac) July 28, 2020
After listeners speculated that ‘Cruel Summer’ was a precursor to ‘August,’ a Twitter user put them together on the piano
august x cruel summer pic.twitter.com/0NGfiKoELF
— em (@emilykthen) July 28, 2020
Another fan had her own take on the “August” and “Cruel Summer” combination.
— friend of the podcast kailey kale chip (@chipofkale) July 28, 2020
A piano cover of ‘All Too Well’ mashed up with ‘Betty’ proves that the tracks flow together seamlessly
betty x All Too Well
i do believe i just ascended into heaven thank you to this perosn for this cover ???? pic.twitter.com/L5jkueT9lP
— cowboy like declan (@hisshissdw) July 28, 2020
Also noticing the connection, another TikTok user showed how the bridge in “Betty” blends into “All Too Well.”
im in love https://t.co/EF2j2E3mCC
— isabellaᴴ ???? (@lingerlikeakiss) July 26, 2020
A fan noticed that ‘Fifteen’ and ‘August’ both capture teenage love and heartbreak
— cammi // billboard approved (@stateofcammi) July 29, 2020
She also tied together ‘The Last Time’ and ‘Exile’
just a mashup idea stuck in mah head lol pic.twitter.com/zvwPWd3GmK
— cammi // billboard approved (@stateofcammi) July 28, 2020
A violinist wove together ‘Wildest Dreams’ with ‘Cardigan’
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