Swifty and Carly

Taylor Swift is playing Gillette Stadium in Boston on July 27, 2013 and invites a special guest on stage — Carly Simon. Swifty says later the subject of Carly’s classic, “You’re So Vain” was shared via whisper backstage after the performance.

The National’s Aaron Dessner Talks ‘Crazy Instant Chemistry’ Working With Taylor Swift on ‘Folklore’ 

To be sure, Swift reached out to Dessner, he explains. They were mutual fans, and swiftly got to work on some ideas. From early on, some “crazy instant chemistry” inspired the process.

Source: The National’s Aaron Dessner Talks ‘Crazy Instant Chemistry’ Working With Taylor Swift on ‘Folklore’ | Billboard

Taylor Swift Announces New Album Folklore, Featuring The National’s Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver 

The 16-track LP will be released on Friday
BY MICHAEL ROFFMAN, Consequence of Sound

Source: Taylor Swift Announces New Album Folklore, Featuring The National’s Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver | Consequence of Sound

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Most of the things I had planned this summer didn’t end up happening, but there is something I hadn’t planned on that DID happen. And that thing is my 8th studio album, folklore. Surprise 🤗Tonight at midnight I’ll be releasing my entire brand new album of songs I’ve poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into. I wrote and recorded this music in isolation but got to collaborate with some musical heroes of mine; @aarondessner (who has co-written or produced 11 of the 16 songs), @boniver (who co-wrote and was kind enough to sing on one with me), William Bowery (who co-wrote two with me) and @jackantonoff (who is basically musical family at this point). Engineered by Laura Sisk and Jon Low, mixed by Serban Ghenea & Jon Low. The album photos were shot by the amazing @bethgarrabrant. Before this year I probably would’ve overthought when to release this music at the ‘perfect’ time, but the times we’re living in keep reminding me that nothing is guaranteed. My gut is telling me that if you make something you love, you should just put it out into the world. That’s the side of uncertainty I can get on board with. Love you guys so much ♥️

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Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” Co-Written By St. Vincent 

💿 | Official Lover writing credits from iTunes

🎵 3 solely written songs — Lover, Cornelia Street and Daylight

🤝 Frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff is on 8 tracks, other co-writers include Joel Little, Adam Feeney, Louis Bell, Frank Dukes, St. Vincent & Mark Anthony Spears! pic.twitter.com/0GgPWmzxwS

— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) August 21, 2019


Source: Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” Co-Written By St. Vincent – Stereogum

Taylor Swift donates $113,000 to Tennessee LGBTQ+ advocacy group

Swifty does it again …

Just prior to the mid-term elections last November, Taylor Swift broke her silence and finally took part in the political process. Not only did she urge her fanbase to follow suit and vote on Election Day, she specifically backed two Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee who she believed reflected her values. “I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG,” said Swift at the time. “I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent.” Swift has since vowed to continue being outspoken and politically active, realizing that “it actually is my responsibility to use my influence.” The mega pop star has followed through on her word today by donating $113,000 to the Tennessee Equality Project, a legislative group that advocates for LGBTQ+ rights. (Read: The 100 Greatest Tours of All Time ) As SPIN points out, a Swift-penned note about the donation was revealed on the organization’s official Facebook page on Monday.

Source: Taylor Swift donates $113,000 to Tennessee LGBTQ+ advocacy group