Last July, Taylor Swift released her eighth studio album, folklore, which she wrote during the pandemic era, receiving the most positive professional reviews of her career with 88 Metascore, with a small announcement hours before the album’s release without any promotion. Folklore and Taylor Swift have seen a change in the musical style we’ve been used to for the last few albums. After folklore, which was shown among the best albums of the year in many year-end lists, Swift announced Evermore, which she described as folklore’s sister, with the following words.
“I’m happy to say that my nine-piece studio album, folklore’s sister, will be released tonight at midnight Eastern time. His Name Is Evermore. To put it bluntly, we couldn’t stop writing songs. We chose to deviate from the deep.
I’ve never done this before. There was something different about folklore. When I did it, I felt like I was going back rather than going on the road.
I liked the escape from the facts I found in these imaginary and non-imaginary stories. I loved the way you embraced the dreamy scenes, tragedies and epic stories of lost love and found it in your life. So I kept writing and enjoyed creating these songs with Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff, WB and Justin Vernon. At the same time, at this musical table, we embraced some new (and long-term) friends at this time.
On my birthdays you were all very caring, supportive and thoughtful, so I thought about giving you something this time. I also know that this holiday period will be lonely for a lot of us, and if you’re one of those who lean on music to cope with missing loved ones like me, this is for you.”
At Evermore, we see collaborations with Bon Iver, which we also listen to in HAIM, The National and and folklore. You can watch the music video Willow released with the album here.

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