Taylor Swift released her latest album, “Folklore,” in July. Now, a few months later, she is offering fans an intimate concert film of the album on Disney+.
On Wednesday, Swift appeared on Good Morning America and talked about making the popular album and the new documentary during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It was really just an amazing chance situation that I ended up working with Aaron Dessner from one of my favorite bands, The National. He had been in a similar creative space; he had been creating all these instrumentals,” Swift, who directed the behind-the-scenes documentary, said.
Swift continued, “And, I … my imagination was racing and creating all these storylines … It really started with collaborating with him. Then I brought in Jack Antonoff who I have worked with forever and he’s incredible. And, I can’t believe I ended up getting to work with Bon Iver. It was so crazy to create an album from my house. I had never done that before. I’ve always worked in studios. This was an experience unlike anything else and it really changed what this year would have been for me emotionally and mentally.”
Taylor Swift also said making the documentary allowed her to record in the same room on the album as Dessner and Antonoff for the first time. “Obviously, we’re doing things a little bit differently this year because concerts aren’t happening,” Swift said on GMA. “So many times Jack and Aaron and I had said to each other, ‘Wouldn’t it be so amazing if we could get in a room and perform these songs together and kind of feel that connection to the music in a live sense. And, provide a way to, in a way, do a concert for the fans. We figured out a way to do it where we quarantined completely. …”
The documentary has been popular with many, including country singer Maren Morris.