A year ago today, a black and white small town pinned its mark on Google map’s archives, casting down vivid, elegiac tales of its folklorian citizens. Most of them make up the love triangle combo of Betty, James, and Augustine.
Taylor Swift has taken an ode to the album’s spontaneous release by dropping “the lake’s” original version in all of its orchestral flair to celebrate folklore’s anniversary. Of course, an Easter egg was birthed by co-songwriter and co-producer Jack Antonoff who told Billboard last month that it was initially packaged in a more cinematic production.
Take a listen through any musical streaming service, including Spotify and Apple Music.