Hi there! I'm here to talk about Taylor Swift again. Don't pretend you didn't see this coming.
There's no way you could have missed this news, so I won't offend you by pretending you may not know that the singer-songwriter released the surprise, 16-track "folkore" with major cozy, staring-out-the-window-during-a-rainstorm vibes. Her seventh album, "Lover," has been out for less than a year, but quarantine has been getting everyone in their feelings, and Swift, apparently, is no exception.
In fact, this album is the perfect companion to quarantine. We're all feeling a little down in the dumps about our current situation -- or, lack thereof. So lighting a candle, curling up in a fleece blanket (while the AC is blasting, I guess) and shouting the lyrics of "folklore" into the void feels cathartic.
And a lot of amateur musicians feel the same way. Taylor Swift covers are nothing new (her songs relate to so many, and her instrumentals are always on point), but "folklore" seems to be striking a new kind of chord -- the covers are everywhere. Not only that, but mash-ups are gaining ground as well. Talented fans are finding correlations between Tay's newest ballads and some relics of her past, and the results are making my inner 14-year-old come out to play.
Do any of these mash-ups or covers make you want to shout-sing your heart out? Vote your favorites to the top!