Amid the drama over her old masters, Taylor Swift is busy "having a really good time" re-recording her older music.
The 30-year-old singer appeared on "Good Morning America" Wednesday to discuss her new concert film "folklore: the long pond studio sessions" for Disney+ and also opened up about which hit she has been the most excited to breathe new life into.
"So far, of the ones I've recorded, I think it's been the most fun doing 'Love Story' because the older music, my voice was so teenaged and I sometimes, when I hear my older music and my older young teenage voice, it makes me feel like I'm a different singer now," she said. "So it's been the most fun to re-record ones that I feel like I could actually possibly improve upon the song."
While Swift called this a "really amazing, fun adventure," she is still focused on her 2020 album, "folklore," which was created in quarantine and released on July 24 amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
"It was so crazy to create an album from my house. I had never done that before. I've always worked in studios," she noted. "This was an experience unlike anything else and it really changed, I think, what this year would have been for me emotionally and mentally."
Swift said the inspiration of "folklore: the long pond studio sessions" was to give fans something that felt "like listening to the record felt, just kind of full of warmth and as cozy."
Given the craziness of 2020 and the unique way in which "folklore" was made, Swift said this year has allowed for "profound focus" on what matters most for many people. For her, that is music.
"The one thing that I knew I needed to keep me afloat was music and I'm really grateful that I had that," she explained. "And also really grateful that the fans loved it in the way that they did and saw where I was coming from, and I think they let their imaginations run wild with these stories, too, which made me really happy."
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"folklore: the long pond studio sessions" premiered exclusively on Disney+ Wednesday, one day after it was announced by the "Cardigan" singer. Swift created and recorded "folklore," an album that transcends music genres with its storytelling, in the spring alongside Bleachers' Jack Antonoff, The National's Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon.
In the film, Swift performs each song from the album in order, accompanied by her co-producers Antonoff and Dessner and featuring a guest appearance from Vernon. The group also reveals the meanings and stories behind all 17 tracks.
"‘folklore’ was an album that was made completely in isolation, which means that Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff and I never saw each other while we were collaborating and creating the album," Swift said/ "But we got together at Long Pond Studios [in upstate New York] and for the very first time got to create this music together, play through it, talk through it. We were joined by Justin Vernon and it was filmed by Disney+."
"I’m so excited for you to see it," she added. "It was an amazing experience getting to really jump into the album with the people that I made it with, and I really hope you enjoy it."
The announcement of her concert film wasn't the only major event in Swift's life Tuesday. The superstar, who has already won 10 Grammy Awards, was nominated for six more for her work on "folklore," including the coveted album of the year award.
"I try not to jinx things," she joked of the nominations and potential big wins. "To quote Michael Scott from 'The Office': I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious."
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