Taylor Swift hints at split with Joe Alwyn in new album ‘Folklore’
It seems as if there is trouble in paradise after Taylor Swift hinted at a plausible split with longtime boyfriend Joe Alwyn with the release of her new album Folklore on Friday.
According to a large number of Taylor Swift lovers, the songstress has given indications of a breakup from Joe.
In opening track The 1, the 30-year-old pop phenom sings of lost love and “waking up alone,” asking, “If one thing had been different, would everything be different today?”
Moreover, her track Exile narrates the tale of separation and two ex-lovers mourning the end of their union. Meanwhile, Hoax talks about the struggles of enduring a toxic relationship.
Addressing her fans’ concerns, Swift released a statement about “Folklore” on social media wherein she explained, “I found myself not only writing my own stories, but also writing about or from the perspective of people I’ve never met, people I’ve known, or those I wish I hadn’t.”
She added, “In isolation my imagination has run wild and this album is the result, a collection of songs and stories that flowed like a stream of consciousness. Picking up a pen was my way of escaping into fantasy, history, and memory.”
Other theories suggest Alwyn has co-written lyrics to some of the songs featured in the singer’s latest album under the pseudonym William Bowery.
Having said that, Alwyn would not reveal the truth publicly. “I’m aware people want to know about [our relationship0,” he told British Vogue in 2018. “I think we have been successfully very private and that has now sunk in for people.”