Taylor Alison Swift has done it again.
In the middle of a global pandemic, the 30-year-old singer and songwriter surprise-dropped her eighth studio album, folklore, and it’s plunged fans even deeper into their already cavernous feels.
Throughout folklore‘s 16 tracks, Swift flexes her truly remarkable imagination and tells stories patiently, softly, and with a level of passion that will give you chills. The folk, indie rock, and light country vibes coupled with lyrics about cardigan sweaters, the month of August, car kisses, stars, scars, tears, and young love were exactly what fans needed to comfort them during the year 2020.
After the album dropped at midnight on Friday, reactions to folklore began flooding social media. From comments on the album’s aesthetic and lyrics, to Harry Styles and Bon Iver tweets, the people clearly have a lot to say.
Here’s a look into the online folklore chatter.
I can’t explain it but Taylor’s new album makes me feel like I’m in a One Tree Hill episode. I feel super brooding CW teen soap heroine
— Bolu Babalola (@BeeBabs) July 24, 2020
folklore feels like Taylor finally entering her The O.C. Soundtrack era and I mean that in the best way
— alanna (@AlannaBennett) July 24, 2020
Got therapy in seven minutes hope she’s listened to Folklore already
— rosianna was seen on occasion (@RosiannaRojas) July 24, 2020
When Taylor Swift said “fuck you forever” i felt that
— Carly Heading (@carlyylalaa) July 24, 2020
taylor swift could do folklore but the brothers grimm couldn’t do “out of the woods”
— Marc (@MarcSnetiker) July 24, 2020
the cardigan from “cardigan” and the scarf from “all too well” have to fight, i don’t make the rules
— keely flaherty (@keelyflaherty) July 24, 2020
Taylor Swift really made me get out of the woods only to make me run back in.
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) July 24, 2020
For more folklore fuel, you can read Mashable’s album review here. And if you need us, we’ll be wallowing all day.