This year Thanksgiving will be a bit more special as Taylor Swift is ready to launch her new musical concert film Folklore on Disney Plus. This film will hit the screams just in time when people are frenzied and in a cheerful holiday mood.
Swift decided to surprise release her film, and the media was taken aback that Folklore will premiere on such short notice. Swift very secretly contacted her collaborators Justin Vernon(Bon Iver) and Jack Antonoff (Bleachers) and recorded Folklore earlier this year when all of them were not just divided by nations but also time. The collaborators did not meet in person for the recordings until they united during Folklore’s shooting: Long Pond Studio Sessions special, which was long-awaited, and Swift’s plan to give her dream a shape.
In September 2020, the entire crew, along with Taylor Swift and other personnel of the film, gathered together at Long Pond Studio situated in upstate New York where The National also recorded sleep Well Beast. The crew assembled at the studio and performed 17 songs that they had created, in order. On such short notice and without anybody knowing, Taylor gifted her fans with Folklore’s news hitting the Disney Plus screen on November 25th, 2020, at 12:01 a.m.
Apart from the streaming of the movie on a global platform of Disney Plus, the songs of Folklore: Long Pond Studio Sessions will also be available separately from the same time on Wednesday 25th at 12:01 a.m. One of the Folklore’s tracks, Exile, is also nominated at Grammy Awards under the category best pop/duo or group performance alongside Un dia, Intentions, On me, and Dynamite. Her contemporary artists congratulated her on her debut directed the musical movie after she took to Twitter to announce her surprise.
Swift appeared on social media on Tuesday and announced that since its 11/24 and 13 is her lucky number(24-11), she is going to announce the big day, which she had been excited for because her fans had not seen this film before. This line was tweeted by her, which is an allusion to the lines of her song Exile from the Folklore album as it is known by all that Swift’s lucky number is 13.
In the trailer of the Film Folklore, Swift expressed that she had created this album as a product of isolation and let everyone feel their feelings from the core. Antonoff, one of her collaborators, stated that he hasn’t worked in any film like Folklore before. The experience of working with Swift and Vernon taught him as a musician extensively. Swift replied to Antonoff by saying that she was very glad to have worked on a project like this, and it turned out that everybody, including them, needed a good cry for a long.
Right before Folklore, Swift won three awards back to back at Sunday’s American Music Awards. The top artist of the year distinction was also awarded to her gracefully. She broke her individual record for winning AMA the most. According to reports, Swift was unable to attend AMA. She is re-recording the Big Machine Catalog considering that she has no permission from the masters for the first six albums.
After Swift’s City Lover: Paris Concert special was disclosed on ABC, Disney Plus added this album but was taken down after a month.
Folklore was filmed with Leica lenses on Panasonic Lumix S1H mirrorless cameras, which were embedded in the Pond studio. A Furio robotic camera consisting of Arri Alexa LF and Angenieux 24-290 lens was also used with a 30 feet curved track.