The Alcott is a slow-burning ballad about two former lovers who meet up again after a long time apart.

The Alcott is a song by rock band The National, featuring vocals from singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on April 28, 2023, as the third single from The National’s ninth studio album, First Two Pages of Frankenstein.

The song is a slow-burning ballad with a wistful melody and lyrics that tell the story of two former lovers who meet up again after a long time apart. The song has been praised by critics for its beautiful melody, its honest lyrics, and its powerful vocals.

The Alcott is a beautiful and moving song that is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever been in love. It is a reminder that even though relationships can end, the love that we feel for someone can never truly be forgotten.

Fun Fact

“The Alcott” is actually a reworking of an unreleased song by The National called “Not in Kansas,” which Taylor Swift had been listening to and was inspired to write new lyrics for. The collaboration came about when Swift contacted The National’s lead singer, Matt Berninger, about working together on a song.

There have been rumors that Taylor Swift is dating Matt Berninger, the lead singer of The National. The rumors started after the two were spotted together at a few events in Nashville, Tennessee. They were also seen leaving a restaurant together in New York City.

Swift and Berninger have been friends for a few years. They first met when they were both nominated for Grammy Awards in 2016. They have collaborated on a few songs together, including “Coney Island” from Swift’s 2020 album Evermore.

Neither Swift nor Berninger have confirmed or denied the rumors that they are dating. However, they have not been seen together in public since the rumors started.

About the Artists

The National is an American indie rock band formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1999. The band consists of lead vocalist Matt Berninger, guitarists Aaron and Bryce Dessner, drummer Bryan Devendorf, and bassist Scott Devendorf. The band’s sound is characterized by Berninger’s distinctive baritone vocals, introspective lyrics, and the group’s often dark and melancholic instrumentation. The National has released numerous critically acclaimed albums throughout their career, including Boxer, High Violet, and Sleep Well Beast.

Taylor Swift is an up-and-coming American singer-songwriter who was born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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