The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ain’t stopping Taylor Swift on her musical journey. Today, December 10, 2020, the superstar announced her 9th studio album, titled ‘evermore,’ to be released. This is Taylor’s second studio album in 2020, following ‘folklore‘ released on July 24, 2020.
According to Taylor Swift, ‘evermore’ album is a sister-album to ‘folklore’ and everything about the new album stands by this statement. She has the same thematic song titles, album artworks, and inspiration poured into ‘evermore’ as ‘folklore.’ Knowing that the ‘folklore’ album was a genius piece of art, as evident by the 2021 Grammy nomination for ‘Album of the Year,’ we have high expectations for ‘evermore’ too.
On a Facebook post, Taylor Swift shared her thoughts on the new album and the reasons behind the quick succession of albums;
I’m elated to tell you that my 9th studio album, and folklore’s sister record, will be out tonight at midnight eastern. It’s called evermore. To put it plainly, we just couldn’t stop writing songs. To try and put it more poetically, it feels like we were standing on the edge of the folklorian woods and had a choice: to turn and go back or to travel further into the forest of this music. We chose to wander deeper in. I’ve never done this before. In the past I’ve always treated albums as one-off eras and moved onto planning the next one after an album was released. There was something different with folklore. In making it, I felt less like I was departing and more like I was returning. I loved the escapism I found in these imaginary/not imaginary tales. I loved the ways you welcomed the dreamscapes and tragedies and epic tales of love lost and found into your lives. So I just kept writing them. And I loved creating these songs with Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff, WB, and Justin Vernon. We’ve also welcomed some new (and longtime) friends to our musical kitchen table this time around…
‘WB’ is the acronym for William Bowery, a pseudonym for Taylor Swift’s current boyfriend Joe Alwyn. During the live chat leading to “willow” music video premiere, Taylor Swift mentioned that she wrote 3 songs with William Bowery <3.
In the same livestream, Taylor revealed that she wanted ‘evermore’ to represent fall and winter, while ‘folklore’ represented spring and summer.
‘Evermore’ Album Tracklist
There are 15 tracks on the standard edition of the album with two bonus tracks on the deluxe version.
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- champagne problems
- gold rush
- ’tis the damn season
- tolerate it
- no body, no crime feat. HAIM
- coney island feat. The National
- cowboy like me
- long story short
- evermore feat. Bon Iver
- right where you left me
- it’s time to go
This album is a birthday gift from Taylor Swift to all of us. Taylor celebrates her 31st birthday on December 13, 2020.
Ever since I was 13, I’ve been excited about turning 31 because it’s my lucky number backwards, which is why I wanted to surprise you with this now. You’ve all been so caring, supportive and thoughtful on my birthdays and so this time I thought I would give you something! I also know this holiday season will be a lonely one for most of us and if there are any of you out there who turn to music to cope with missing loved ones the way I do, this is for you.
‘Evermore’ Album Release Date
The album is scheduled to release on December 11, 2020.
The lead single of the album and the first on the tracklist “willow” will receive its own music video along with the release of the album. Taylor teased a poster of the upcoming music video.
We will have a full review of the album and the individual songs on the album as soon as the album drops. Stay tuned.