Taylor Swift has surprised her fans, as in a long social media note, she announced that she is dropping a new album tonight. The new album is titled Evermore, which is a continuation to last album.
Taking to her official Twitter handle, Taylor Swift said the new album she titled Evermore, which will drop midnight on Thursday 10th December 2020, is a “sister” album to her latest release, “Folklore.”
The album continues the working relationships from “Folklore,” which was cowritten and coproduced with Jack Antonoff and the National’s Aaron Dessner, and also includes a contribution from “WB,” William Broad, a pseudonym that she recently revealed is her boyfriend, British actor Joe Alwyn.
According to the tracklist that Swift posted, it also includes a collaboration with Haim called “No Body, No Crime”; a second duet with Bon Iver (who sang on the “Folklore” song “Exile”) on the title track; and a song with the National as her backing band called “Coney Island.”
In a series of social media posts on Thursday morning, Swift described 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.
“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,”
she continued. “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,”
Swift’s notes concluded. We’ve also welcomed some new (and longtime) friends to our musical kitchen table this time around… .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.
She added: “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 wrote to her fans.
“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.
“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.
She also revealed the people who worked on the video: “editor Chancler Haynes, set designers Ethan Tobman and Regina Fernandez and visual effects geniuses Grant Miller and David Lebensfeld. Thank you to our medical inspector who made sure every precaution was taken for our safety.”
Swift used her Instagram page to create a photo-mosaic of what is likely the album’s cover art.