Taylor Swift has shocked fans yet again in a welcome Christmas surprise. Tay Tay has dropped her SECOND album for 2020, a companion piece to this year’s critical and commercial smash ‘folklore’. The new album ‘evermore’ has been created with the same creative team and drops at 4pm Australian daylight savings time this afternoon.
In announcing the album, Taylor said:
“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…”
So gather around your favourite streaming service later today! Let’s see what else Taylor has in store for us before the year comes to a close! While we wait for it to release, give ‘folklore’ another spin below!
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