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  • Writer's pictureEve Volungeviciute

Passed Down Like Folk Songs, They Will Last So Long: Ranking Tracks from Taylor Swift’s folklore

From purple-pink skies to foggy green forests - she really can do it all

It’s safe to say the current situation of the world isn’t easy for any of us. I don’t know about you, but I have always turned to creative arts as a coping mechanism, and I found that films, tv shows and music have carried me through lockdown blues. Although they can’t substitute physically being somewhere else, at least I can travel in my mind, right?

When Taylor Swift announced she was dropping a surprise album, I was cheering. It genuinely felt like a glimmer of blissful forgetfulness in the midst of all the worries. At the same time, I hated myself for not being as productive in quarantine, but hey, it’s not like I have an in-home recording studio. Anyway, you can only hear new music for the first time once and I was so ready for the experience, which did not disappoint.

It took me ages to figure out which songs were my favourites and I considered doing a rating instead of a ranking but then I realised most of them would be at least a 7-8 points and that kind of takes the fun of out picking your top ones, so I’m back to my original plan. I should say though that I adore even the ones I placed on the first half of the list. Without further ado, let’s dive in!

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