As a woman who loves women, Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ lyrics resonated deeply with my queer experiences
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Taylor Swift’s new album “Folklore” blends fantasy and reality together for a masterclass in storytelling that can resonate with a diverse set of listeners.
For me, “Folklore” is a tribute to the experiences I’ve had as a gay woman, from my childhood to my first lesbian relationship and my present-day struggle with femininity.
I interpret the lyrics on songs like “Seven,” “August,” and “Mirrorball” with queer experiences like first love, being closeted, and gender presentation.
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Released last week, Taylor Swift’s surprise studio album “Folklore” has already become one of the best collections of her career, if not the outright winner. It’s a winding, melancholy trip that Swift says blends together fantasy and reality.
It’s well documented that Swift’s strength lies in her lyrical storytelling, and her best deep cuts tend