Taylor Swift Releases The Original Version Of ‘The Lakes’ To Celebrate The Anniversary Of ‘Folklore’

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Taylor Swift made an announcement on her official Twitter account that she is releasing the orchestral version of the song ‘The Lakes’ for the first anniversary of her album ‘Folklore.’

Swift released her eighth studio album ‘Folklore’ on July 24, 2020. She produced the album during the pandemic as a reflection of her imagination and ‘stream of consciousness.’ The album was thought to be poetic, relaxing, and magical by her fans.

On July 24, 2021, she uploaded the original version which was an orchestral version of the song ‘The Lakes’ on YouTube to show her fans that she appreciates their love and support. In her tweet, she talked about how she and her fans ‘went on a journey’ that is poetic and away from the real world resembling ghosts in a Victorian era.

Here is what she said in her tweet:

“It’s been 1 year since we escaped the real world together and imagined ourselves someplace simpler. With tall trees & salt air. Where you can wear lace nightgowns that make you look like a Victorian ghost & no one will side-eye you cause no one is around”

Swift later continued her tweet by thanking the personas in her songs that she had built her songs around. She tells Rebekah from the song ‘the last great American dynasty,’ Betty, Inez, and James from the song ‘betty,’ and Augustine from her song ‘august’ happy anniversary.

Here is her statement:

“To say thank you for all you have done to make this album what it was, I wanted to give you the original version of The Lakes. Happy 1 year anniversary to Rebekah, Betty, Inez, James, Augustine and the stories we all created around them. Happy Anniversary, folklore.”

Her fans stated their opinions for the orchestral version of the song. They stated their shock and awe of Swift being able to keep such a beautiful version of the song away from them for a whole year. The fans appreciated the song and posted their photos with ‘Folklore’ as an appreciation for its first anniversary.

You can see Taylor Swift’s tweets below.