Taylor Swift Solves the "Woodvale" Mystery But Admits She Took It "Too Far"

Taylor Swift opened up to Jimmy Kimmel about the real reason why folklore album art includes the word "woodvale" in the upper right-hand corner.

By Ryan Gajewski Dec 15, 2020 6:11 AMTags
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Taylor Swift is setting the record straight on those "woodvale" rumors. 

Following last week's release of evermore, her second surprise 2020 album, social media was in a tizzy after some of her eagle-eyed fans (does she have any other type of fan?) noticed that art for her July 2020 album folklore contains the word "woodvale" in the upper right-hand corner. Supporters were quick to wonder whether this was a sign that a third surprise album was also in the works.

During her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday, Dec. 14, host Jimmy Kimmel asked the singer to get to the bottom of the mystery. Alas, as it turns out, this can all be chalked up to a wood-fail

"I tend to be sort of annoyingly secret agent-y about dropping clues and hints and Easter eggs, and it's very annoying," Swift said in the footage, which can be seen in the tweet below. "But it's fun for fans, and it's fun for me, because they like to pick up on things, and they'll notice lots of things in music videos or photos or whatever. And then sometimes I take it too far, and I make a mistake."

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As the 31-year-old "willow" performer explained, she was extremely coy about sharing the album title for folklore and even avoiding telling her teammates and management what the album was called until the last possible moment.