Less than five months later and here we are again. We, Swifties, found ourselves binge listening, crying over, (and probably decoding) Taylor Swift’s yet another enthralling album, Evermore — if you still haven’t, do yourselves a favor and head over to YouTube now!
Taylor announced on Instagram on December 10, Thursday, that she will be dropping a surprise album entitled Evermore, which she described as a “sister” album to her previous release, Folklore.
But why so early?
“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,” Taylor explained in a lengthy Instagram post accompanied by a picture of her back as she wears a plaid jacket and braided hair.
Taylor’s 31st birthday, December 13, 2020, also highly influenced why she decided to drop the album early. She said in a separate Instagram post that she’s been excited about turning 31 since it’s her favorite number (13) backward. The album is kind of like her appreciation gift to the swifties for showing their unwavering support every December 13th.
Aside from the track, she also released a new music video for Willow, the first track on the album.
Taylor collaborated with Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff, and Justin Vernon in creating the album. She also said that she worked with “WB” which she recently revealed is a pseudonym for her boyfriend, Joe Algywn.
Here’s Evermore’s full track list:
- 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 (Bonus Track)
- It’s Time To Go (Bonus Track)
Even though Evermore carries the same vibes as its predecessor, it’s not just an echo or the B-side of the last album. The album solidifies Taylor’s prowess to communicate with her fans in the most fascinating ways.
Each track crystallized her transition from the seemingly autobiographical style of music, the Taylor that we all loved and came to know, to telling tales that hold mystery, fantasy, and reality altogether. And that swift but brilliant move is one of the reasons why we, swifties, love her even more and more, evermore.