“the lakes” is a bonus track from Taylor Swift’s critically acclaimed eighth studio album “folklore”. “the lakes” was later released as part of the deluxe edition of “folklore” on the 18th August 2020.
“the lakes” was written and produced by Swift and Jack Antonoff (like a majority of the tracks on the album), and is a string-heavy track that talks about Lake Windmere in the Lake District in the UK, and about the comfort Swift feels with her current partner, as well as her desire to get away from the chaos of the world and society.
“the lakes” lyric video was uploaded to Swift’s YouTube channel on the 18th August 2020 and shows shots of flowers and foliage. As of the beginning of October 2020, the video has 4.4 million views and a quarter of a million likes.
Release Date: 18th August 2020
Songwriter/s: Jack Antonoff & Taylor Swift
Producer/s: Jack Antonoff & Taylor Swift
Chart Rankings: “the lakes” did not reach mainstream charts, but has 12 million global streams on Spotify.
The lyrics to “the lakes” can be viewed here: LINK