Thursday, December 10, 2020
– Only months after the release of "folklore," Taylor Swift said on Instagram that a new disc, "evermore," will be out at midnight.
"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..."
Haim and The National will be featured on several songs. WB is William Bowery, Swift's boyfriend, the actor Joe Alwyn, who has writing credits on the "Folklore" songs "Exile" and "Betty."
The track list is:
2. champagne problems
3. gold rush
4. 'tis the daMn season
5. tolerate it
6. no body, no crime (featuring Haim)
9. coney island (featuring The National)
11. cowboy like me
12. long story short
15. evermore (featuring Bon Iver)
right where you left me
it's time to go
Dessner is a member of rock band The National. Vernon is the brains behind Bon Iver.
This has been a busy period for Swift. Two weeks ago, Swift released "Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions," a documentary about the making of "Folklore" that featured stripped-down performances of the songs, on Disney+.