Taylor Swift Surprises Fans With Announcement of New Album 'Evermore'

Taylor Swift is continuing the 'folklore' era with another new 2020 album titled 'evermore.' Swift surprised fans with the announcement on Thursday.




The folklore era will continue tonight at midnight.

Early Thursday, Taylor Swift surprised fans with the announcement of her ninth studio album, a "sister record" to folklore titled evermore.

"To put it plainly, we just couldn’t stop writing songs," Swift said. "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’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.
📷: Beth Garrabrant pic.twitter.com/xdej7AzJRW

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 10, 2020

Per Swift, we can expect "some new (and longtime) friends" to join the proceedings this time around.

Previously, Swift explained, she's considered each album to be a "one-off era." With the folklore chapter, however, she felt the need to do something different.

"In making it, I felt less like I was departing and more like I was returning," she 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.

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 10, 2020

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...

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 10, 2020

Swift has also announced the impending arrival of the official video for "willow," which was shot under the guidance of a "medical inspector" to ensure COVID-19 pandemic safety was achieved.

Peep the tracklist for evermore—which features appearances by Haim, The National, and Bon Iver—below:

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! pic.twitter.com/wATiVSTpuV

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 10, 2020

The folklore era began with the surprise release of a new album back in July, less than a year after the "You Need to Calm Down"-featuring Lover. The album went on to land high on numerous year-end lists and is up for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.

The album was complemented in November with the release of the Disney+ special folklore: the long pond studio sessions. Below, peep a Vernon-assisted excerpt in the form of the always-makes-me-cry "exile."

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