Taylor Swift Drops Another Surprise Album

11th December 2020 | Category: Concerts

Taylor Swift has released her second surprise album of 2020.

Evermore is described as a “sister album” to her last album folklore, which itself arrived out-of-the-blue in July.

Recorded remotely in quarantine, that record topped the US and UK charts and earned Swift nominations for six Grammy awards, including album of the year.

Swift said the new 17-track collection featured songs from the same sessions.

“To put it plainly, we just couldn’t stop writing,” she explained in a series of tweets.

“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,” she continued. “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.”

As with Folklore, the new album will contain collaborations with indie artists Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner, as well as female rock trio Haim – who are one of Swift’s competitors in the Grammys’ album of the year category.

The star also said she has directed the video for the song “Willow”, which was released at midnight on Friday, 11 December.

The 30-year-old has also begun re-recording all of the material from her first six albums after the master tapes were sold against her will last year.

Swift opened up about her experience re-recording her older songs, including her breakout 2008 hit “Love Story”.

“I’ve been having a really good time re-recording my older music,” she said.

“It’s been the most fun doing Love Story, because the older music … My voice was so teenaged and sometimes when I hear my older music and my young teenage voice, it makes me feel like I’m a different singer now.

It’s been the most fun to go back and re-record ones that I feel like I can actually, possibly improve upon.

So that has been a really amazing, fun adventure.”

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