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Taylor Swift’s Label Didn’t Even Know About ‘Folklore

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Taylor Swift worked in such secrecy making Folklore, her own label didn’t even know about it!

The National’s Aaron Dessner, who worked with the “Cardigan” singer-songwriter on her surprise record, revealed how it happened in an interview with Pitchfork.

During the interview, Aaron was asked what it was like working under total secrecy on the project.

“There was no outside influence at all. In fact, nobody knew, including her label, until hours before it was launched,” he revealed.

“For someone who’s been in this glaring spotlight for 15 years, it’s really liberating to have some privacy and work on her own terms. She deserves that. At times, if I wanted friends to play on the record, it was a little difficult because you can’t send a file with her vocals. But everyone was cool. At the end, I reached out to some wizards just to add bits, and that was nice. It was kind of fun: ‘What? Why can’t you tell me, Aaron?’ Then they start guessing. Everyone made a game out of it.”

He also spoke about music that didn’t make the album, including Taylor possibly working with him on music for his band, Big Red Machine.

“There are things I feel could still be songs. It does feel like an ongoing collaboration. Now Taylor is starting to help with other things. We’re bouncing other ideas off each other, whether it’s Big Red Machine or other things. There’s a community aspect. I think that’s how music should be.”

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