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Taylor Swift gives us woodland fairy-tale vibes in Grammys performance

Swift was nominated for six awards this year, including album of the year for “Folklore” and song of the year for “Cardigan."
Taylor Swift At The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards
Jack Antonoff, Taylor Swift and Aaron Dessner perform at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.TAS Rights Management 2021 / via Getty Images
/ Source: TODAY

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.

Taylor Swift performance at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards
Swift's performance included a rendition of her nominated song "Cardigan."TAS Rights Management 2021 / via Getty Images

The three performed two of her other 2020 hits, “August” and “Willow.” Swift released both her eighth and ninth studio albums in 2020 — "Folklore" in July and then "Evermore" in December.

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.