The title “William Bowery” had been credited as co-writer on two tracks, “Betty” and “Exile,” leaving followers to invest as to the author’s true id.
The album, which launched in July, was created remotely in collaboration with Aaron Dessner from The Nationwide, Jack Antonoff from Bleachers and Justin Vernon from Bon Iver.
In September, the artists got here collectively to play the album for the primary time.
The result’s “folklore: the lengthy pond studio classes,” which options performances of 17 songs from Swift’s newest album, plus the tales behind them.
“There’s been quite a lot of dialogue about William Bowery and his id, as a result of it isn’t an actual particular person,” Swift mentioned within the documentary.
“So William Bowery is Joe, as we all know. And Joe performs piano superbly and he is at all times simply enjoying and making issues up and type of creating issues,” she added.
Swift mentioned that within the growth of “Exile” he even sang the a part of the duet that Vernon recorded and wrote the “total piano half.”
Swift’s consultant confirmed to CNN that the “Joe” the singer was referring to was her boyfriend, 29-year-old Alwyn.
The documentary was directed by Swift and filmed in upstate New York.
“Folklore,” which is extra mellow, restrained and mature than Swift’s earlier albums and delves into darkness on multiple event, has acquired a raft of rave opinions from critics.