“mad woman” is the twelfth song from “folklore”, American singer and songwriter’s eighth studio album. As with the rest of the tracks on the “folklore” album, “mad woman” was written by Swift and Aaron Dessner, with production done by Dessner.
“mad woman” is perhaps the darkest song on the “folklore” album, with Swift deepening her vocals and talking about a relationship that turned her into a “mad woman”, because her partner was manipulative and toxic. In an interview with Vulture magazine in July 2020, Dessner spoke about his feelings towards each track. When talking about “mad woman”, Dessner stated:
“That might be the most scathing song on folklore. It has a darkness that I think is cathartic, sort of witch-hunting and gaslighting and maybe bullying. Sometimes you become the person people try to pin you into a corner to be, which is not really fair. But again, don’t quote me on that [laughs], I just have my own interpretation. It’s one of the biggest releases on the album to me. It has this very sharp tone to it, but sort of in gothic folklore. It’s this record’s goth song.”
There is no music video for “mad woman”, however there is an official lyric video that was uploaded to Swift’s YouTube on the 24th July 2020. As of late August 2020, the lyric video has 3.9 million views and 170 thousand likes.
Release Date: 24th July 2020
Songwriter/s: Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift
Producer: Aaron Dessner
Chart Rankings: “mad woman” reached #10 on the US Billboard Hot Alternative Songs chart.
The lyrics to “mad woman” can be read here: LINK