TAYLOR SWIFT’S NEW ALBUM FEATURES A CAMEO FROM A TORONTO MUSIC GROUP

On track 17, called It’s Nice To Have A Friend, a choir of children’s voices can be heard and it turns out, they’re from Canada

TAYLOR SWIFT (PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREW H. WALKER/SHUTTERSTOCK)

TAYLOR SWIFT’S NEW ALBUM FEATURES A CAMEO FROM A TORONTO MUSIC GROUP
Taylor Swift dropped her highly anticipated seventh album, Lover, today and it’s packed with a whole new round of hits. As per any new Swifty launch, the internet is ablaze with comments and articles about who her lyrics are in reference to and who’s been namechecked this time around. And whilst there’s some great lyrics/people to point out, there’s one particular cameo that caught our attention.

On track 17, called It’s Nice To Have A Friend, a choir of children’s voices can be heard and it turns out, they’re from Canada – the Regent Park School of Music in Toronto to be exact. In the track, the choir provides a soothing chorus of ‘oohs’ in the background as the Grammy Award-winning artist sings about a treasured friendship. The song is being praised on the web, with Billboard writing, “It sounds like no other Taylor Swift song before it, and is gorgeously startling as a result.” READ MORE


TAYLOR SWIFT’S NEW ALBUM FEATURES A YOUTH CHOIR AND BENEFITS THEIR SCHOOL
Taylor Swift has been known to work with A-List collaborators, this time Swift has worked with some of the most important people, a youth choir.

On Swift’s song, “It’s Nice To Have A Friend,” the choir is heard playing instruments and background vocals. The new song is off of Swift’s seventh studio album, Lover. Famed producer, Frank Dukes, Swift, and Louis Bell co-produced the track. READ MORE


HOW A TORONTO YOUTH MUSIC PROGRAM ENDED UP ON TAYLOR SWIFT’S NEW ALBUM
Taylor Swift’s latest album, Lover, was released today, and if you listen closely you’ll hear a big Canadian connection.

The Regent Park School of Music in Toronto is sampled on the song It’s Nice to Have a Friend, which was produced by Toronto’s Frank Dukes along with Louis Bell and Swift. The youth choir can be heard playing instruments and singing backup, which came about as part of a collaboration with the producer called Parkscapes. It is available through Dukes’ Kingsway Music Library.  READ MORE

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