It had a great start to 2021, as she broke records with her album Folklore and also celebrated a surprise record release forever.
Taylor Swift took some time away from writing on Monday as she enjoyed a relaxing winter outing with her sweetheart, Joe Alwyn, 29, and his mother, Elizabeth, in London.
The 31-year-old singer and her actor boyfriend looked loved more than ever as they held hands and wore face masks to stay safe amid the coronavirus pandemic while walking.
Winter outing: Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn looked adorable as they were holding hands during a stroll in London on Monday
Taylor wrapped up the warmth for the outing, wearing an oversize long black jacket and warm red hat plus matching red gloves that complemented her colorful face mask.
The singer and Joe have coordinated, too, with both rocking black wells and choosing to keep things casual in jeans while they go out for some fresh air during the nationwide lockdown.
Joe was also gathered by the cold weather in a black padded jacket and appeared to be holding onto a small white parcel as he walked alongside his love and his mother.
The happy couple, who have been dating since 2017, are lonely together during the pandemic while sharing some glimpses of their Instagram lock time and even writing some music together.
Get some air: The singer, 31, and actor, 29, wore black jackets and jeans during the trip with his mom
Under current UK lockdown rules, people can exercise with another person, their family, or a support bubble.
Taylor recently gave up A rare insight into their relationship as it revealed their connection to Joe through their mutual love of heartbreaking songs.
The beloved couple has collaborated on several tracks on her new album “Evermore”, and the star has detailed their process, including their similar “musical tastes”.
Speaking to Zane Lowe about the actor on Apple Music, she said, “ I and I really like sad songs. We have always associated with music …
‘We write sorrow [songs]. We just love sad songs. What can I say? It was a surprise that we started writing together.
Chatting Away: The Trio seemed to be engrossed in conversation as they walked and talked, with Elizabeth setting up an animated screen
Staying Safe: Taylor wore a red, white, and purple plaid mask while Joe chose a solid navy blue face covering
Matching: The happy couple styled their outfits in blue jeans and a long belly
But somehow, it wasn’t because we always associated with music and have the same musical tastes. He is always the one showing me the artists’ songs and then becoming my favorite.
Joe is recorded as William Bowery on the record, and has helped write “Champagne Troubles”, “Coney Island” and “Evermore” in its latest issue, while they previously collaborated on “Exile” and “Betty” on her predecessor, “Folklore”.
By being open to their process – and the song “Exile” in particular – she added, “He always plays instruments and never does it strategically …” “I’m writing a song now.” He always did.
“But do I think we’d have taken a step,” Hey, let’s see if there’s a song here. Let’s write a song together?
Loved: They grabbed their hand while hiking, and Elizabeth was walking along with Taylor
Running errands? Joe appeared to be holding a small white parcel in his hand
Animation: Psychotherapist Elizabeth appears to be telling a vivid story to her son and girlfriend
If we weren’t in lockdown, I don’t think that would have happened, but I’m so glad it happened. We are very proud of this.
The Outing also comes after Taylor broke another record recently, with her Folklore album becoming her fifth best-selling album of the year in the United States, making her the first female artist to reach the milestone.
The star’s eighth album sold 1.276 million copies from its late July release through the end of the year, which also makes it the only album to have sold at least a million copies, according to MRC data.
She previously had the best-selling albums of the year with Lover (2019), Infamous (2017), 1989 (2014), and Fearless (2009).
Taylor surpassed Adele with this feat, who had the best-selling album of the year four times with her 25 albums (2016 and 2015) and 21 (2012 and 2011).
Working together: Taylor and Joe have spent a large portion of the coronavirus pandemic in isolation together, and have even written some songs in their latest release, Folklore and Ev Ramor
Layers: Taylor appears to be wearing a long shirt under her warm jacket that peaked from the slightly cropped front
Make millions: The 31-year-old’s eighth folklore album has sold 1.276 million of its release in late July, through the end of the year, also making it the only album to have sold at least one million copies.
Folklore debuted at the top of the Billboard 200, spending eight weeks in number one, bringing her career total to 47 weeks, which topped the record set at Whitney Houston in 1987 as the most weeks in first place by a woman.
Taylor followed up on the folklore surprise release in July with another surprise album in Evermore, which she dropped last month. Evermore was the 10th best-selling album of the year, with 283,000 copies sold in the less than three weeks since its release.
On Sunday, Evermore returned to the Billboard 200th for the week ending January 7 after moving 56,000 album units domestically. The album hit the chart at the top spot for two weeks and dropped to second place when Playboi Carti landed at number one with Whole Lotta Red.
And to further treat her fans, Taylor also dropped a deluxe version of the album this week, which features two additional tracks, Right Where You Left Me and It’s Time to Go.
Busy: Taylor set out in 2021 by breaking more U.S. records and treating her fans two new paths