Much in the same way that Taylor Swift dropped the surprise album Folklore on July 24, 2020, the concert film titled “Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions” was announced as a surprise release as well. Shared out on Swift’s Twitter account, the film offers an “intimate” look at the creation of Swift’s eighth studio album.
Well it’s 11/24 and 24-11=13 so I’ve got an announcement 🤓 You haven’t seen this film before ✨ folklore: the long pond studio sessions will be out tonight at midnight PST on @DisneyPlus! #folkloreOnDisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/BTWSRM0yaI
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 24, 2020
The film was created in September 2020, when Swift and the personnel who worked on the album all gathered at Long Pond Studio in upstate New York to record the music altogether. All 17 songs from the Folklore album are performed in the film in order as they appear on the album as well.
A unique addition to the film is that Swift directed it herself, making the concert film her directing debut! From the trailer, it seems like the film is going to deliver a very up close and personal view of the creative process and include some one on one interviews with Swift as well.
Swift says in the trailer that “it makes you think about life alot, where this moment could affect everything forever” in regard to the album, tying into the overall intimate feeling that both the film and album aim for.
“Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions” is now available for streaming on Disney Plus and the music is available on streaming services too!