‘Forever Is The Sweetest Con’ for Taylor Swift’s latest chapter

Swift's made another playlist of thematically linked 'Folklore'-era tracks

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Taylor Swift has shared her latest ‘Folklore’ chapter, dubbed ‘Forever Is The Sweetest Con’. 

The star began splitting her ‘Folklore’ era tracks into sub-groups in August when she gave a wide release to the bonus track ‘The Lakes’, which was previously only available on physical deluxe editions of the album. 

“In my head, the songs on folklore fit together in different groups and “chapters” – based on how they fit together thematically,” she explained in a tweet back then. 

The first chapter she shared was called ‘The Escapism Chapter’. Since then, she’s made playlists for four more chapters – ‘The Sleepless Nights Chapter’, ‘The Saltbox House Chapter’, Folklore: The Yeah I Showed Up At Your Party Chapter’ and ‘Dropped Your Hand While Dancing’. 

Now, Swift has added another six-track selection to the list in ‘Forever Is The Sweetest Con’. This group is made up of songs from both ‘Folklore’ and December’s ‘Evermore’ – her second surprise album of 2020. 

‘Cowboy Like Me’, ‘Mirrorball’, ‘Evermore (feat. Bon Iver), ‘Long Story Short’, ‘Invisible String’ and ‘Willow’ make up the latest chapter. Listen to Swift’s playlist of the tracks below. 

It’s currently unclear how many more chapters the musician has to share with us but, with 34 tracks across ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore’, there could be plenty more to come. 

Swift released ‘Folklore’ in July, collaborating with The National’s Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon on the record. ‘Evermore’ followed in December, days before the star’s 31st birthday. That same cast of collaborators returned for the second release, with the additions of The National’s Matt Berninger and Haim

As is traditional for Swift, both albums contained a ton of Easter eggs and hidden meanings in their lyrics, music videos, artwork and more. 

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