Taylor Swift has shared a video diary documenting the creation of her new holiday song, ‘Christmas Tree Farm’. You can check it out below.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, Swift released ‘Christmas Tree Farm’ on 6 December, just five days after coming up with the idea for the song. The first clip in the new behind-the-scenes video diary is dated 1 December and finds Swift filming herself at a piano as she picks out a few chords and sings some scattered lyrics.
“So, the idea I have for the song is ‘Christmas Tree Farm,’ because I grew up on one,” she says, adding moments later with slight laugh, “It’s about how you’re in the city and you’re stressed out and your life is feeling really low, but in your heart is a Christmas tree farm.”
In her video diary, Swift reveals she was in the studio fleshing out the lyrics and melody with producer Jimmy Napes and laying down her vocal track the very next day. The day after that, the finishing touches arrived in the form of a small group of singers who provided the song’s choral vocals.
Swift released “Christmas Tree Farm” along with an official music video featuring some of her childhood home movies. This year, she also released her new album Lover and starred in the film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats, collaborating with Webber on original songs for the film, including ‘Beautiful Ghosts.’
The singer-songwriter first announced her Cats collaboration back in October, when Universal Pictures shared a behind-the-scenes featurette of how the song came together. Webber, who wrote the original Broadway musical on which the film is based, decided that he wanted a new song for the expanded character of Victoria, played by Francesca Hayward. Hayward performs ‘Beautiful Ghosts’ in the film, while Swift (who plays Bombalurina) sings it during the film’s end credits.