Taylor Swift Reveals the Empowering Story Behind the Folklore Lyric That Makes Her 'Really Proud' https://t.co/Gq7yMYV1lW— People (@people) March 3, 2021
Taylor Swift has revealed one lyric of hers that she is most proud of from Folklore:
She had a marvelous time ruining everything
The lyric is from her song "The Last Great American Dynasty," and Taylor explained that "it's about what happens when women step out of their cages and run."
"It can be a real pearl-clutching moment for society when a woman owns her desires and wildness, and I love the idea that the woman in question would be too joyful in her freedom to even care that she's ruffling feathers, raising eyebrows or becoming the talk of the town. The idea that she decided there were marvelous times to be had, and that was more important."
She also continued on to say that she's learned how to accomplish a lot without the fanfare:
"I think one of the revelations from this time that I'll take with me moving forward is that oftentimes less is more. An album photo shoot can really be as simple as walking out into a field with one photographer at your friends' farm and you can do your own hair and makeup for it.
"You can write songs without traveling or being in the same space as another collaborator. You can tell your fans about what you made without going on an international promo tour. These things are options I didn't explore before and I'm glad that I know they exist now.
"I feel proud of the DIY elements of these albums and in the future I will always explore that option before adding any other layers to a project. If I can do it myself, I will."
Taylor was recently in the news for criticizing a sexist joke about her.
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