Taylor Swift will be releasing her ninth studio album titled ‘Evermore’, which is her second album in 2020, at midnight tonight (December 10) along with the music video for the album’s first single, ‘Willow’.
The star made a surprise announcement on her social media handles, including Twitter and Instagram while describing the new album as a “sister record” to previous release, ‘Folklore’, which arrived in July.
Taylor Swift went on to describe the album’s origins. “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.” said the singer in her social media posts.
“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.” she added.
“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.” Taylor Swift continued while describing her new ‘Evermore’ album.
Swift continues describing her working relationship with ‘Folklore’ co-write and co-producers, Jack Antanoff and the National’s Aaron Dessner, along with other new collaborators as well. “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.” she said in her announcement post about the album.
Taylor Swift also shared the complete track list from ‘Evermore’ on her Instagram and Twitter.
Taylor Swift – Evermore (Track List):
‘Tis The Damn Season
No Body, No Crime (featuring Haim)
Coney Island (featuring The National)
Cowboy Like Me
Long Story Short
Evermore (featuring Bon Iver)
Right Where You Left Me
It’s Time To Go
In a string of other posts, she continued with details about the album. “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.” she said. “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.” Taylor Swift continued.
“There are 15 tracks on the standard edition of evermore, but the deluxe physical edition will include two bonus tracks – “right where you left me” and “it’s time to go” All *digital downloads* of the album will include an exclusive, digital booklet with 16 brand new photos. You can pre-order evermore now at https://taylor.lnk.to/evermorealbum,” she said.