Taylor Swift's Folklore debuts big, reportedly surpasses 35 mn streams on Apple Music a day after its release

Taylor Swift's eighth studio album, Folklore, also broke the global record for first-day album streams on Spotify by a female artist with 80.6 million streams

Asian News International July 26, 2020 11:41:43 IST
Taylor Swift's Folklore debuts big, reportedly surpasses 35 mn streams on Apple Music a day after its release

American singer Taylor Swift's latest album, titled Folklore, has sold over 1.3 million copies globally in 24 hours, according to Republic Records.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, on Spotify it was streamed 80.6 million times, breaking the record for first-day album streams by a female artist.

Folklore was also the most-streamed pop album on Apple Music on its first day of release, with 35.47 million streams.

The 30-year-old singer's eighth studio album Folklore, dropped at midnight on 23 July -- a surprise to her fans -- alongside a music video for the track 'Cardigan.' Among her collaborators, indie folk band Bon Iver appears with Swift on the track 'exile.'

The 'Love Story' songstress also shared her vision for the album on social media. "It started with imagery. Visuals that popped into my mind and piqued my curiosity. Stars drawn around scars. A cardigan that still bears the scent of loss twenty years later. Battleships sinking into the ocean, down, down, down. The tree swing in the woods of my childhood."

She went on to write that the images in her head "grew faces or names and became characters" in the writing process. "I found myself not only writing my own stories, but also writing about or from the perspective of people I've never met, people I've known, or those I wish I hadn't."

Swift later wrote that, in isolation, her imagination has "run wild" and this album is the result, "a collection of songs and stories that flowed like a stream of consciousness."

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