Taylor Swift dropped evermore at midnight, an album featuring three songs William Bowery, aka Swift’s boyfriend Joe Alwyn, co-wrote with her. Of the tracks, “champagne problems” is the one most focused on a proposal amid fan theories the two could be revealing through Swift’s new music that they’re secretly engaged. But the song doesn’t end with the woman saying yes. In a twist, she says no. So is that rooted in reality?
No. Swift made it clear that, like folklore, this album is based more in fiction than her personal life. folklore was a blend of fact and fiction, creating the stories and narratives throughout the tracks. evermore continues that and is “17 tales,” as Swift put it in her new accompanying album note, with different characters. Those characters may have blushes of her in them (as Swift wrote in her folklore note, “the lines between fantasy and reality blur and the boundaries between truth and fiction become almost indiscernible”), but they aren’t breaking news about her personal life.
In her evermore note, Swift called out “champagne problems” specifically as “the one where longtime college sweethearts had very different plans for the same night, one to end