“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,” Swift announced on her Twitter account. “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.”
She continued, “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.”
The news comes as a bit of a surprise, considering she released her latest album just five short months ago. And while the “Love Story” singer has admitted she’s been continuously writing, she made no mention of a possible album on the horizon. How sneaky.
Check out “Evermore’s” tracklist below.
’tis the damn season
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)
Thank you, Taylor. We’ll see you at midnight.
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