Taylor Swift Announces ‘Folklore’ Concert Movie — What We Know About ‘Long Pond Studio Sessions’
Get ready, Taylor Swift fans, because the singer has a brand new movie in the works! Yep, the upcoming concert
Get ready, Taylor Swift fans, because the singer has a brand new movie in the works! Yep, the upcoming concert film — which is called Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions — is about to give us all an intimate performance of Swift’s latest album, Folklore. Plus, with tons of behind-the-scenes moments, get ready to see the superstar like you’ve never seen her before.
“Well it’s 11/24 and 24-11=13 so I’ve got an announcement,” the blonde beauty wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, November 23. “You haven’t seen this film before. Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions will be out tonight at midnight PST on @DisneyPlus!”
Well it’s 11/24 and 24-11=13 so I’ve got an announcement You haven’t seen this film before ✨ folklore: the long pond studio sessions will be out tonight at midnight PST on @DisneyPlus! #folkloreOnDisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/BTWSRM0yaI
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 24, 2020
This is seriously the best news ever! But wait, what exactly can fans expect from the upcoming flick? What songs is she going to perform? And how and where can you watch it? Not to worry, you guys, because we rounded up all the important details for you. Here’s everything you need to know…
‘Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions’ Will Be Out In Just A Few Hours
Yep, grab your hairbrush and get ready to sing along, you guys, because the flick is set to premiere on Wednesday, November 25 at midnight — which means we’re just a few hours away now! Fans will be able to stream it exclusively on Disney+, which costs $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year.
What Can We Expect From The New Movie?
In the new movie — which is actually directed by Swift — she is going to perform every song off of her latest record for the first time ever. Plus, she will reveal “stories and secrets behind all 17 songs,” according to a press release.
Based on the trailer, which was posted to her Twitter account, the musician headed to Hudson Valley, NY, to film the performance — which is where Folklore collaborator Aaron Dessner (from The National) recorded his parts of the album. He, along with Jack Antonoff (Bleachers) and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) — who also worked with her on the album — also made the trip upstate for the new movie, and Swift explained that despite making an album together, it was the first time they were all in the same room, since they made it during a pandemic.
“I’ve never worked on an album like this,” Antonoff said in the trailer, with Swift adding, “I’m so glad that we did because it turned out everybody needed a good cry, as well as us.”
‘Folklore’ Came Out Back In July
Fans were left seriously shook back in July, when Swift announced that she had a surprise album coming out. Folklore dropped on July 24, 2020, and it’s still on repeat, TBH.
“It started with imagery. Visuals that popped into my head and piqued my curiosity,” she wrote on Twitter after it came out. “Pretty soon these images in my head grew faces or names and became characters. I found myself not only writing my own stories, but also writing about or from the perspective of people I’ve never met, people I’ve known or those I wish I hadn’t.”
In isolation my imagination has run wild and this album is the result. I’ve told these stories to the best of my ability with all the love, wonder, and whimsy they deserve. Now it’s up to you to pass them down. folklore is out now: https://t.co/xdcEDfithq
: Beth Garrabrant pic.twitter.com/vSDo9Se0fp
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 24, 2020
She continued, “In isolation my imagination has run wild and this album is the result, a collection of songs and stories that flowed like a stream of consciousness. Picking up a pen was my way of escaping into fantasy, history and memory. I’ve told these stories to the best of my ability with all the love, wonder and whimsy they deserve.”
This Isn’t Taylor Swift’s First Movie
It turns out, this isn’t the first time the “Look What You Made Me Do” songstress has released a movie — in fact, she’s dropped two already this year! Her Netflix documentary, Miss Americana, came out in January, and it documented Swift as she made her two albums Lover and Reputation. She also dropped a concert movie in May, called City of Lover, which was recorded during a secret concert in Paris, France, last year.
Fans Can Expect Some New Music From Taylor Swift Soon
This isn’t the only thing that the 30-year-old has up her sleeve at the moment. As fans know, last year, Scooter Braun bought her old record label — Big Machine Records — and the rights to her first six albums, and at the time, Swift was not happy about it. In a lengthy post, she slammed the music mogul online and accused him and his clients of bullying her. Earlier this month, however, she announced that she was going to re-record all her old songs in an attempt to “regain the sense of pride she once had” when hearing the tunes.
“I have recently begun re-recording my older music and it has already proven to be both exciting and creatively fulfilling,” she shared on Twitter. “I have plenty of surprises in store.”
Then, while accepting the award for Artist of the Year at the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday, November 22, she gave us all an important update.
“The reason I’m not there tonight is, I’m actually rerecording all of my old music in the studio where we originally recorded it. So it’s been amazing. And I can’t wait for you to hear it,” the singer said in a video message. We can’t wait either!