STORY OF SONG
“seven” is the seventh track on Taylor Swift’s latest album “folklore”, which was released with no warning or promotion on the 24th July 2020. “seven” was written by Swift and Aaron Dessner, with Dessner in charge of production. “seven” is a slow folk song detailing innocence and remembering childhood memories.
“seven” and its lyrics are an ode to childhood, with Swift recounting memories and a friend while she lived in Pennsylvania. The song touches on tough topics such as child abuse, sexuality and being able to keep large secrets. In an interview with Vulture Magazine, Dessner admitted that “seven” was the second song him and Swift wrote: “It’s kind of looking back at childhood and those childhood feelings, recounting memories and memorializing them. It’s this beautiful folk song. It has one of the most important lines on the record: “And just like a folk song, our love will be passed on.” That’s what this album is doing. It’s passing down. It’s memorializing love, childhood, and memories. It’s a folkloric way of processing.”
The official lyric video for “seven” was uploaded to Swift’s YouTube channel on the 24th July 2020. As of late August 2020, the vide has 4.8 million views and over 154 thousand likes.
Release Date: 24th July 2020
Songwriter/s: Taylor Swift & Aaron Dessner
Producer: Aaron Dessner
Chart Rankings: “seven” failed to reach mainstream charts, however the song does have 37.5 million streams worldwide on Spotify.
The lyrics to “seven” can be viewed here: LINK