While her new album ‘Folklore’ remains on a raging high, Taylor Swift’s bonus track “The Lakes” summons forth the romantic tears as it is speculated to be about her relationship with actor Joe Alwyn.
After dropping her 8th studio album ‘Folklore‘, the Award-winning singer took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce that the deluxe edition of her album was now available to stream and download and it featured a bonus track. “Folklore deluxe edition featuring bonus song “the lakes” is now available to stream/download,” She wrote.
Prior to its recent release on streaming platforms available for download, Taylor Swift’s bonus track was only available for fans who purchased physical copies of her album.
However, her fans seemingly noticed that Taylor Swift’s bonus track seemed to focus on a specific love interest rather than the theme of heartbreak that her album ‘Folklore’ focused on.
‘Take me to the lakes, where all the poets went to die | I don’t belong and, my beloved, neither do you | Those Windermere peaks look like a perfect place to cry | I’m setting off, but not without my muse” she sings in the lyric video and Swifties are convinced that it is, in fact, about her relationship with Joe Alwyn, which the two have been rather private about.
As the couple seem to be spending a large amount of time in the U.K, her reference to Lake ‘Windermere’ only furthers this speculation.
“And I want you right here | A red rose grew up out of ice frozen ground | With no one around to tweet it” Taylor Swift sings in her bonus track evidently throwing shade at the crude invasion of privacy she faces. “I’m not cut out for all these cynical clones | These hunters with cell phones”
While the romantic song focuses largely on her beau, a paragraph also seems to reference her battle with producer Scooter Braun who owns her master recordings from 2006- 2017. “I’ve come too far | To watch some name-dropping sleaze | Tell me what are my Wordsworth,” She sings, it also seems like she’s making a reference to the infamous Poet William Wordsworth, but all we have are speculations.
In addition to Taylor Swift’s bonus track release, she has also become the first artist to have spent 40 weeks at No.1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart dated August 22nd.