The third season of the Netflix show “You” was released on October 15, 2021 and was not short of expectations, as many fans praised the plot via social media.
The thriller series focuses on the lives of serial killer couple Joe Goldberg (played by Penn Badgley) and Love Quinn-Goldberg (played by Victoria Pedretti), in their suburban home.
Many fans also praised the new season’s soundtrack, especially the Grammy-nominated song “Exile” by Taylor SwiftThe album Folklore, released in 2020. Shortly after the release of Season 3, it was learned that the song was featured in the series, which made many fans talk on Reddit and other social media platforms.
This greatly boosted the popularity of the song. Continue reading below to find out how Swift fans reacted when “Exile” was chosen as the theme song in “You”.
How Swift fans reacted to the song choice in “You”
For many fans of Swift and the series, the song choice came as a surprise as it was an unannounced and unexpected inclusion. However, they were equally thrilled that the producers chose the song. Many fans also expressed that they thought it was the perfect song choice for the particularly important scene in the season finale.
One Reddit fan wrote: “Wow. Not to spoil anything, but the placement of the song touched the heart. I had no idea it would be presented. I gasped.
“Well, after watching it, I really loved their use of Exile. has to be one of my long-favorite season finals, ”wrote another fan.
“It fit the whole scene so well, I’m glad they chose Exile, the overall dark vibe, the lyrics, the music, it all worked out so well together!” I had goosebumps”,
In response to the above post, another fan said, “Ahh, I was about to post about this because he’s playing right now !! A perfect fit!
Why was “Exile” chosen?
Joe and Love’s unstable and toxic romance ended in a shocking twist. Before setting the house on fire, Joe murdered his lover, faked his death, and arranged the crime scene to portray a murder-suicide.
Many viewers expressed that they thought “Exile” was the perfect choice for such a moment, with an important reason being that the lyrics echoed different aspects of the couple’s toxic romance, such as the duo would always “walk on.” a very thin line “and there were” so many signs “that the marriage was doomed.
The lyrics for the rest of the song summed up how the couple’s relationship had fallen apart.
Asked about the reasoning behind the song’s choice, showrunner Sera Gamble said she thought the song was the “perfect sad song” for the role.
When was “Exile” released?
“Exile” is the fourth song from Swift’s 8th studio album “Folklore”, released on July 24, 2020.
In an interview that album producer Aaron Dessner had with Pitchfork, he spoke about the creation of “Exile” and the presence of Bon Iver on the song.
He said: “When Taylor sent it to me as a voice memo, she sang both the male and female parts – as much as she could fit in without losing her breath.” He then spoke about his reaction when he suggested Justin Vernon from Bon Iver and said, “She was like, ‘Oh my God, I would die if he did that. It would be so perfect. I didn’t want to put pressure on Justin as a friend, so I said, “Well, it depends if he’s inspired by the song.”
‘Exile’ nominated for Best Pop Duo at Grammy Awards
The many nominations for “Folklore” at the 2021 Grammys have inspired many tweets highlighting the album’s success.
“Folklore has given me inexplicable comfort during some of the most difficult times of my life and I will never forget this album,” said one fan.
The album was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year. The song “Cardigan” was also nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, and “Exile” was nominated for Best Pop Duo / Group Performance.
The album of the year award went to Taylor Swift for her exquisite work with “Folklore”. Fans couldn’t be prouder of such a feat, and their pride was heightened by his appearance in the Season 3 finale of “You”.