Taylor Swift's ‘Evermore’: Release date, concept, tracklist, where to stream and all you need to know about her 9th album

Swift said on Twitter, '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'


                            Taylor Swift's ‘Evermore’: Release date, concept, tracklist, where to stream and all you need to know about her 9th album
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Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Taylor Swift informed that she is dropping a new album -- ‘Evermore’. She said, “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.”

She wrote on Twitter: “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. You’ve all been so caring, supportive and thoughtful on my birthdays and so this time I thought I would give you something!”

Swift further said, “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,” adding, “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’.” She finally said, “All *digital downloads* of the album will include an exclusive, digital booklet with 16 brand new photos.”



 



 



 



 

Swift also said that the music video for one of the tracks on the album, ‘Willow’, would drop along with the album. She wrote, “Tonight the story continues, as the music video for ‘willow’ drops at midnight eastern.”



 

Release date

‘Evermore’ will be out at 12:00 am ET on December 11.

Concept

Describing the album on Twitter, Swift said, “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 further said, “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,” adding, “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 also said, “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…”



 



 

Reviews of ‘Folklore’, her last album, have been tremendous. The New York Times described her “alternately soothing and soppy, pensive and suffocating eighth album”, as a “definitive jolt away from the last near-decade of Swift’s high-gloss, style-fluid, emotionally astute big-tent pop.” Needless to say, a sister album for that is likely to have the same themes and styles and aesthetic sensibilities to it. 

Album cover

Swift shared the album cover for ‘Evermore’. Like ‘Folklore’, it has a “forestcore” aesthetic to it. Like ‘Folklore’, we see Swift standing in a foggy field with spooky woods in the backdrop. This cover is very telling of the kind of music it accompanies -- haunting, melancholic, and ethereal. 

(Twitter/Taylor Swift)

Tracklist

As Swift mentioned, the album has 15 new songs, in addition to two bonus tracks. Here’s the tracklist:

01 Willow

02 Champagne problems

03 Gold rush

04 ’Tis the damn season

05 Tolerate it

06 No body, no crime [ft. HAIM]

07 Happiness

08 Dorothea

09 Coney island [ft. The National]

10 Ivy

11 Cowboy like me

12 Long story short

13 Marjorie

14 Closure

15 Evermore [ft. Bon Iver]

Bonus tracks:

16 Right where you left me

17 It’s time to go

Where to stream

‘Evermore’ will arrive on all major platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music. The physical edition can be pre-ordered here. It costs $9.99. The deluxe edition is not on the site yet.

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