• "Cardigan" (stylized in all lowercase) is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for her eighth studio album, Folklore (2020).
From the Album
• "Cardigan" is a slow-burning folk, soft rock and indie-rock ballad with stripped-down instrumentals of tender piano, clopping drums and melancholic violins.
• Lyrically, it sees Swift singing about a comforting romance lost in memories, from the perspective of a woman named Betty, one of the many fictitious characters narrated in Folklore.
• Upon release, "Cardigan" received widespread acclaim from music critics, who praised the poetic songwriting and the laid-back sound. The song debuted at number one on the global Spotify songs chart, receiving over 7.742 million streams, garnering the biggest opening-day for a song in 2020.
With the song's debut at the number-one spot of the Billboard Hot 100, it became Swift's sixth number-one single in the United States. Along with Folklore debuting at number-one on the Billboard 200 the same week, Swift became the first artist ever to debut atop the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously.
July 27, 2020
Folk, soft rock, indie-rock
3:59 (Original version)
3:48 (Cabin in Candlelight
Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner
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