Fresh off her very productive year in quarantine, pop star Taylor Swift took the stage at the Grammys on Sunday night to perform some of her latest hits.
In a princess-like navy gown with gold accents, her performance opened with a tight shot of her face as she lay on top of a moss-covered roof.
Singing “Cardigan,” her hit single from “Folklore,” she gradually stood up and went inside an A-frame little house onstage to join her longtime collaborator Jack Antonoff from Bleachers and fun. as well as Aaron Dessner from The National.
She has described the latter album as a "sister" record to "Folklore." Swift said in a release at the time that "we just couldn’t stop writing songs.”
“To try and put it more poetically, it feels like we were standing on the edge of the folklorian woods and had a choice: to turn and go back or to travel further into the forest of this music,” she said.
Swift explained that she had loved the "escapism" she found in these "imaginary/not imaginary tales" that had inspired the albums, which could be seen in her performance on Sunday.
Swift collaborated with Dessner and Antonoff on the albums. Swift also worked with Justin Vernon and "WB," which she recently revealed is a pseudonym for her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn.
Swift was nominated for six awards this year, and won album of the year for “Folklore."
This is the first time she’s attended the Grammys in recent years, despite being nominated every year since 2017.