Taylor Swift did her own makeup for her ‘cardigan’ music video.
The ‘Lover’ singer released a brand new album, ‘folklore’, in lockdown and for the lead single, Taylor crafted her own video, including doing her own styling, hair and makeup to make it work.
Sharing a picture from the video, she wrote: “A million thank you’s to my brilliant, bad ass video team – cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, producer Jil Hardin, executive producer Rebecca Skinner, AD Joe ‘Oz’ Osbourne, editor Chancler Haynes, special effects wizards David Lebensfeld & Grant Miller, and set designer Ethan Tobman. The entire shoot was overseen by a medical inspector, everyone wore masks, stayed away from each other, and I even did my own hair, makeup, and styling (sic)”
Taylor announced the news she is set to release a “surprise” new album last week, with the tracks coming out last Thursday.
The 30-year-old singer wrote on Twitter at the time: “Tonight at midnight I’ll be releasing my 8th studio album, folklore; an entire brand new album of songs I’ve poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into. Pre-order at https://store.taylorswift.com … folklore will have 16 songs on the standard edition, but the physical deluxe editions will include a bonus track “the lakes.” Because this is my 8th studio album, I made 8 deluxe CDs & 8 deluxe vinyls available for 1 week [smiley emoji] Each has unique covers & photos https://store.taylorswift.com (sic)”
Taylor explained via Instagram that she hadn’t actually planned to release her new album at this time. But recent events have reminded her that “nothing is guaranteed” in life.
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In isolation my imagination has run wild and this album is the result, a collection of songs and stories that flowed like a stream of consciousness. Picking up a pen was my way of escaping into fantasy, history, and memory. I’ve told these stories to the best of my ability with all the love, wonder, and whimsy they deserve. Now it’s up to you to pass them down. folklore is out now. 📷: Beth Garrabrant
She wrote on the photo-sharing platform: “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 [love heart emoji] (sic)”