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Taylor Swift reveals the song she was most excited to re-record and talks new Disney+ film Folklore

Taylor Swift is having a great week after winning Artist of the Year at the AMAs, scoring six Grammy nominations and dropping her new concert film on Disney+.

The 30-year-old dished about filming and directing Folklore: The Longpond Studio Sessions amid the pandemic during a virtual chat with George Stephanopoulos on GMA.

During her Wednesday appearance, Taylor also revealed which one of her old songs she was most excited to re-record. Swift is currently in the process of laying down new tracks of her early music after her catalog was sold out from under her by Scooter Braun. 

Hitmaker: Taylor Swift dished about filming and directing Folklore: The Longpond Studio Sessions amid the pandemic during a virtual chat with GMA and revealed which of her old songs she was most excited to re-record

‘I’ve been having a really great time re-recording my older music,’ Taylor said.

Putting a positive spin on a terrible situation, Taylor said she is enjoying re-doing her older albums despite being forced into the situation when her catalog was recently sold – for the second time – without her knowledge. 

‘I think it’s been the most fun doing Love Story because because, the older music, my voice was so teenaged,’ she explained. ‘Sometimes when I hear my older music and my older, young teenage voice it makes me feel like I’m a different singer.

‘I like to go back and re-record ones that I feel like I could possibly improve upon the song,’ she added.

'I've been having a really great time re-recording my older music,' Taylor said. 'I think it's been the most fun doing Love Story because because, the older music, my voice was so teenaged'

‘I’ve been having a really great time re-recording my older music,’ Taylor said. ‘I think it’s been the most fun doing Love Story because because, the older music, my voice was so teenaged’

'I like to go back and re-record ones that I feel like I could possibly improve upon the song,' she added.

‘I like to go back and re-record ones that I feel like I could possibly improve upon the song,’ she added.

Love Story was released in 2008 when Taylor was just 19-years-old and it became her best-selling single at the time, reaching number four on the Billboard top 100. 

While Swift called re-doing all her hard work a ‘fun adventure’ during her interview, she’s made it perfectly clear there is bad blood between herself and Scooter Braun, who bought and sold her music without her say.

Braun, a 39-year-old music executive, recently unloaded the master rights to Taylor’s first six albums to private equity firm Shamrock Holdings in a deal deal is believed to be well over $300 million.

Taylor called him out over the sale in a social media post and claimed that he intentionally kept her in the dark while he turned a hefty profit on her hard work. 

Truth: While Swift called re-doing all her hard work a 'fun adventure' during her interview, she's made it perfectly clear there is bad blood between herself and Scooter Braun, who bough and sold her music without her say

Truth: While Swift called re-doing all her hard work a ‘fun adventure’ during her interview, she’s made it perfectly clear there is bad blood between herself and Scooter Braun, who bough and sold her music without her say

Not happy: Taylor called Braun out over the sale in a social media post and claimed that he intentionally kept her in the dark while he turned a hefty profit on her hard work

Not happy: Taylor called Braun out over the sale in a social media post and claimed that he intentionally kept her in the dark while he turned a hefty profit on her hard work

Prior to the that, in 2019 Braun had purchased Nashville-based independent record label Big Machine, first taking the rights to Taylor’s body of work and at the time, she voiced public outrage at being cut out of the deal.

Swift said the news made her ‘sad and grossed out’ because, in part, she claims Braun perpetuated ‘incessant, manipulative bullying’ against her for years. 

Rising above, Taylor has decided to re-record her old music – a task that kept her from attending the American Music Awards this week. 

She also recently dropped her critically acclaimed new album Folklore which was recorded during the pandemic. 

Rising above: Taylor has decided to re-record her old music and also recently dropped her critically acclaimed new album Folklore which was recorded during the pandemic - a concert film for Folklore was released on Disney+ Wednesday

Rising above: Taylor has decided to re-record her old music and also recently dropped her critically acclaimed new album Folklore which was recorded during the pandemic – a concert film for Folklore was released on Disney+ Wednesday

'It was so crazy to create and album from my house - I've never done that before,' she told GMA.

‘It was so crazy to create and album from my house – I’ve never done that before,’ she told GMA.

'We wanted it to feel like listening to the record felt and making the record felt just kind of full of warmth and as cozy as it was for us to create this music,' she said of Folklore: The Longpond Studio Sessions

‘We wanted it to feel like listening to the record felt and making the record felt just kind of full of warmth and as cozy as it was for us to create this music,’ she said of Folklore: The Longpond Studio Sessions

‘It was so crazy to create and album from my house – I’ve never done that before,’ she told GMA.

Along with the Grammy-nominated album, Taylor and her album collaborators created a dressed-down concert film for Disney+. 

Earlier this week the Cardigan hitmaker unveiled the trailer for Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions – which marked her first time directing a film.

‘Obviously we’re doing things a little bit different this year because concerts aren’t happening,’ Taylor said in her interview. Adding that ‘in a way’ this is how she can give a concert or live music experience for her fans. 

'Obviously we're doing things a little bit different this year because concerts aren't happening,' Taylor said in her interview

‘Obviously we’re doing things a little bit different this year because concerts aren’t happening,’ Taylor said in her interview

'The one thing that I knew I needed to keep me afloat was music and I'm grateful that I had that,' she said. 'And, also really grateful that the fans loved it in the way that they did and saw where I was coming from.'

‘The one thing that I knew I needed to keep me afloat was music and I’m grateful that I had that,’ she said. ‘And, also really grateful that the fans loved it in the way that they did and saw where I was coming from.’

‘We wanted it to feel like listening to the record felt and making the record felt just kind of full of warmth and as cozy as it was for us to create this music,’ she said. 

The fan reaction to the album has been extremely positive, as has the reaction from critics. 

The melodic, stripped down album which was penned and recorded during the pandemic earned Swift six new Grammy nominations this week. 

Making it work: For the film, Taylor said she and her team 'quarantined completely'

Making it work: For the film, Taylor said she and her team ‘quarantined completely’

‘The one thing that I knew I needed to keep me afloat was music and I’m grateful that I had that,’ she said. ‘And, also really grateful that the fans loved it in the way that they did and saw where I was coming from.’

For the film, Taylor said she and her team ‘quarantined completely.’

They had six cameras set up in the studio in fixed positions and a robot camera that could move with them to give the film a professional look with little to no crew members. 

Folklore: The Longpond Studio Sessions premiered Wednesday exclusively on Disney+. 

Folklore: The Longpond Studio Sessions premiered Wednesday exclusively on Disney+.

Folklore: The Longpond Studio Sessions premiered Wednesday exclusively on Disney+.


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