How Taylor Swift Ended Up in KEXP’s Heavy Rotation

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KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates explains why he put Taylor Swift into rotation for the very first time. KEXP’s DJ Abbie also weighs in on the record and the themes it explores, including gender inequities in the music industry and beyond.


 
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Taylor Swift has now achieved her seventh No. 1 Album on the Billboard 200 chart for her latest record, folklore. At the end of April, Swift reached out to Aaron Dessner of the National to make an album. Three months later, folklore was released. The album is being dubbed Taylor Swift’s first indie-folk record, and has now been placed into heavy rotation at KEXP. 

KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates explains why he put Taylor Swift into rotation for the very first time. KEXP’s DJ Abbie also weighs in on the record and the themes it explores, including gender inequities in the music industry and beyond.

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