Taylor Swift, a US singer-songwriter, has put out ‘Evermore’, her ninth album and second body of work for 2020 — less than 24 hours after she had announced its release out of the blue.
She took to Twitter on Friday to break the news of the 15-track project, which debuts after her ‘Folklore‘ album.
‘Evermore’, which Swift describes as a sister record to her eighth album, enlists similar collaborators as ‘Folklore’. It includes Aaron Dessner, Bon Iver, Jack Antonoff, and Joe Alwyn (Swift’s boyfriend also called William Bowery).
It also features the rest of the National, Dessner’s band (also featuring his brother Bryce and singer Matt Berninger), and the Haim band, who had released their own studio album ‘Women in Music Pt. III’ earlier in 2020.
Commenting on the album, Taylor Swift wrote, “I’ve never done this before. In the past, I always treated albums as one-off eras and moved on to planning the next one as soon as 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. So I just kept writing them. And I loved creating these songs with Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff, WB, and Justin Vernon.
“I wanted to surprise you with this the week of my 31st birthday. You’ve all been caring, supportive, and thoughtful on my birthdays. This time I wanted to give something! I also know this holiday will be a lonely one for most of us.
“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. I’ve no idea what will come next. I’ve clung to one thing that keeps me connected to you all. That thing is music.”
Swift also put out the music video for ‘Willow’, the first track of the album, with visuals similar to her ‘Cardigan‘.
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