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Taylor Swift releases bonus track The Lakes which may shed light on her romance with Joe Alwyn

The ever industrious Taylor Swift has released even more new music, after last month’s surprise-dropped eight studio album Folklore.

The singer, 30, took to her Instagram Tuesday to announce that the deluxe edition of the album is available to stream or download, and that it features a bonus track titled The Lakes.

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And eagle-eared Swifties (or TS fans) have been quick to point out that the new song seemingly touches upon the love feelings she has for her beau, actor Joe Alwyn, unlike much of the rest of Folklore which focuses on heartbreak. 

Prolific poetess: Taylor Swift took to her Instagram Tuesday to announce that the deluxe edition of Folklore is available to stream, and that it features a bonus track titled The Lakes

Swift, whose previous romances have been tabloid fodder ever since she came on the scene as a teen country star, has been notoriously private about her relationship with Joe, 29, but with The Lakes that is perhaps changing. 

With lyrics like, ‘Take me to the lakes, where all the poets went to die | I don’t belong and, my beloved, neither do you | Those Windermere peaks look like a perfect place to cry | I’m setting off, but not without my muse,’ Taylor seems to be singing about her private time with Alwyn. 

Windermere is most certainly a reference to England’s largest natural lake in the famous Lakes District, and since the couple has spent a lot of time together in the UK, the passage just might allude to their private time in the countryside.

Heartthrob: Eagle-eared Swifties have been quick to point out that the new song seemingly touches upon the love feelings she has for her beau, actor Joe Alwyn; seen in 2019

Heartthrob: Eagle-eared Swifties have been quick to point out that the new song seemingly touches upon the love feelings she has for her beau, actor Joe Alwyn; seen in 2019

Other lyrics seem to reference how much she values their privacy and shuns those that would encroach upon it: 

”And I want you right here | A red rose grew up out of ice frozen ground | With no one around to tweet it’ or ‘I’m not cut out for all these cynical clones | These hunters with cell phones’.

Another passage goes, ‘I’ve come too far | To watch some name-dropping sleaze | Tell me what are my Wordsworth,’ which sounds like both a jab as well as a reference to famous English poet William Wordsworth.  

To accompany the drop of The Lakes, Taylor both posted a wistful photo to her Instagram as well as a new lyric video to her YouTube account, which is made of a series of slow panned shots of heather and shrubbery typical of the British Isles.  

The prolific Swift was talking up The Lakes as far back as three weeks ago, when she posted the track listing for Folklore and identified it as a bonus track.

She also announced that the record, her eighth studio album, will have eight deluxe CD editions as well as eight deluxe vinyl editions, each with unique covers, photos and artwork that were available for one week.

Sharing feelings: The prolific Swift was talking up The Lakes as far back as three weeks ago, when she posted the track listing for Folklore and identified it as a bonus track; seen in 2019

Sharing feelings: The prolific Swift was talking up The Lakes as far back as three weeks ago, when she posted the track listing for Folklore and identified it as a bonus track; seen in 2019

Loved up: Swift, whose previous romances have been tabloid fodder ever since she came on the scene as a teen, has been notoriously private about her relationship with Joe, but with The Lakes that is perhaps changing; seen together in October 2019

Loved up: Swift, whose previous romances have been tabloid fodder ever since she came on the scene as a teen, has been notoriously private about her relationship with Joe, but with The Lakes that is perhaps changing; seen together in October 2019

And although The Lakes indeed seems to reference her romance with Alwyn, which began in late 2016 or early 2017, it is definitely not the first reference Swift has made to the handsome actor in her music.

While it already seems like eons ago that Taylor released Lover, her seventh studio album, last August, fans of that album remember the poppy track London Boy as a direct celebration of her link with Alwyn.

‘You know I love a London boy,’ she sang on that track, of the North London-born Alwyn. ‘I enjoy walking Camden Market in the afternoon | He likes my American smile | Like a child when our eyes meet, darling, I fancy you’. 

Cuties: lthough The Lakes indeed seems to reference her romance with Alwyn, which began in late 2016 or early 2017, it is definitely not the first

Cuties: Although The Lakes indeed seems to reference her romance with Alwyn, it is definitely not the first – just take a listen to London Boy on her previous album Lover

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