Followers of Taylor Swift had been ecstatic when she launched a shock album titled “Folklore” on July 24. All 16 songs had been recorded amid the continuing novel coronavirus pandemic — and so they have a decidedly totally different vibe to them. Those that have already listened to T-Swift’s tracks could not assist however marvel: What’s “Betty” about in “Folklore”?
“In isolation my creativeness has run wild and this album is the outcome, a group of songs and tales that flowed like a stream of consciousness,” Taylor wrote about “Folklore” through Instagram. “Choosing up a pen was my approach of escaping into fantasy, historical past, and reminiscence.”
She continued, “I discovered myself not solely writing my very own tales, but additionally writing about or from the angle of individuals I’ve by no means met, individuals I’ve identified or these I want I hadn’t.”
Though there are different names talked about in “Folklore,” the identify “Betty” has appeared to intrigue followers essentially the most. Let’s take a deep dive into the potential which means of the music — together with the attainable id of Betty.
Taylor answered questions reside on YouTube through the premier of her video for “Cardigan,” and in doing so, she referred to a few of the “Folklore” songs because the “teenage love triangle.” In keeping with Taylor, this trio of songs tells the story of a love affair from the views of three totally different individuals throughout totally different instances of their lives.
Followers took the freedom of concluding the three songs had been: “Cardigan,” “Betty,” and “August.”
It did not take lengthy for Swifies to determine that “Cardigan” is Betty telling about her relationship with somebody named James. Likewise, “Betty” is an apology from James to Betty for dishonest on her, and “August” is from the angle of the particular person with whom James cheated on Betty one summer time.
Now that we have now a little bit of inside details about the which means behind “Betty,” let’s check out who Betty could be.
One principle is that ‘Betty’ in ‘Folklore’ is about Karlie Kloss.
May Betty in “Folklore” truly be about supermodel Karlie Kloss? Karlie and Taylor had a really public friendship for some time, prompting some individuals to marvel if the 2 had been romantically concerned. To not point out, Karlie’s center identify is Elizabeth, which is a nickname for Betty. To not point out, Taylor was named after James Taylor — so she may very effectively be “James” within the songs.
In fact, this would not be the primary time Karlie has been rumored to be included in considered one of Taylor’s songs. Some speculated that “Lover” was affirmation she and the mannequin had dated. So who is aware of?
she stated “james, get in, let’s drive,” these days became nights, slept subsequent to her, however i dreamt of you all summer time lengthy…..
taylor’s named after JAMES taylor and karlie kloss’s center identify is ELIZABETH aka BETTY…….
— char (@dykesoos) July 24, 2020
One other principle is ‘Betty’ in ‘Folklore’ is Blakey Vigorous’s third baby.
Two different names within the music “Betty” — James and Inez — additionally occur to be the names of Blake Vigorous and Ryan Reynold’s two oldest daughters. The factor is, Blake and Ryan have a 3rd daughter, whose identify hasn’t but been publicly revealed. May or not it’s Betty?
It would not be out of the query for Taylor to have collaborated with the celeb couple with a purpose to assist them sneakily announce their third kid’s identify. James’s voice was featured within the intro of Taylor’s music, “Attractive,” in any case.
Taylor, Ryan, and Blake have not but confirmed this this principle. Nonetheless, a supply with “information of the state of affairs” confirmed with Individuals that “Betty” was, certainly, named partially for Blake and Ryan’s third daughter.
Some individuals suppose “Betty” is definitely Rebekah Harkness in “Folklore.”
Taylor’s music “The Final Nice American Dynasty” is reportedly about Rebekah Harkness — a composer whose residence, referred to as Vacation Home, was bought by Taylor in 2013. (Rebekah died in 1982, however she evidently glided by the nickname “Betty.”)
“Fifty years is a very long time/Vacation Home sat quietly on that seashore,” Swift sings within the monitor. “Free of girls with insanity, their males and unhealthy habits/After which it was purchased by me.”
Maybe “Betty” can also be a narrative about or impressed by Rebekah’s life. Some followers suppose there is a good likelihood that it could be.
🔎 | Varied followers and critics have found that ‘the final nice american dynasty’ relies on the love story between Rebekah Harkness and her husband William who had been the earlier homeowners of Taylor Swift’s Rhode Island residence.
Rebekah’s nickname was additionally Betty. pic.twitter.com/IKlQkzakCO
— Taylor Swift Information (@TSwiftNZ) July 24, 2020
It may very well be that “Betty” is each a hat tip to Blake Vigorous and Ryan Reynolds’ third daughter’s identify and to a different precise particular person. Or maybe Taylor simply wanted random names so as inform a fictional story — so she purposefully included the names of the Blake and Ryan’s daughters to function Easter eggs for her followers? There are such a lot of prospects!
Sadly, it seems to be like we’ll have to attend and see if Taylor confirms any of the theories surrounding “Betty” from her album “Folklore.” Till then, we’re positive Swifties will busy themselves making an attempt to unravel the thriller for themselves.