Taylor Swift dropped Folklore, a new album that has been well-received by fans and others who like music. Part of that drop was “cardigan” a song written by Swift and Aaron Dessner.
The song is about being young and learning about romance. It is a subject that Swift broaches often and this one did feel like a return to form after trying out some other directions that were praised by critics but met with ambivalence by fans and listeners. For this song’s part, the lyrics felt like a return to form for Taylor Swift as it had some of her iconic themes and composition that make her songs easy to enjoy.
One note on the music video, I thought it was cool. It opens with Swift playing a piano, following by a glow where she enters a fantasy world, and then being lost at sea before finding herself back home. She directed it and I thought it came off incredibly well. It is definitely a metaphor for her wavy career.
Check out the video below:
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