Taylor Swift has another surprise for her fans — a sister album to “folklore.” She announced the release of her 9th studio album “evermore” on social media today.
Set to release at midnight eastern, Swift has this to say about her surprise release: “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.”
Swift also explained how unique this album is: “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.”
“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,” Swift said. (Her birthday is December 13.) “You’ve all been so caring, supportive and thoughtful on my birthdays and so this time I thought I would give you something!"
Swift continued, "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’.”
Swift will also release the music video for “willow” tonight at midnight eastern.