Taylor Swift celebrated the one-year anniversary of her eighth studio album, “folklore.” The album, which was released last year, has broken numerous records and won Album of the Year at the 2021 Grammys.
To celebrate, Swift released the original version of the album’s bonus track, “The Lakes,” which producer Jack Antonoff revealed during a recent interview with Billboard. Antonoff co-produced the award-winning album alongside Swift and Aaron Dessner and has been collaborating with Swift since 2014.
Antonoff told Billboard, “There was this big orchestral version [of ‘The Lakes’], and Taylor was like, ‘Eh, make it small.’ I had gotten lost in the string arrangements and all this stuff, and I took everything out. I was just like, ‘Oh, my God!…this is so perfect.’”
Swift shared the news on her social media on Friday. She wrote, “It’s been one year since we escaped the real world together and imagined ourselves someplace simpler. With tall tall trees and salt air. Where you’re allowed to wear lace nightgowns that make you look like a Victorian ghost every day & no one will side-eye you cause no one is around. It’s just you and your imaginary cabin and the stories you make up to pass the time.”
The singer added, “To say thank you for all you have done to make this album what it was, I wanted to give you the original version of ‘The Lakes.’ Happy one year anniversary, folklore.”