Taylor Swift performs on stage during the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry on September 16, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Taylor Swift was inspired and productive during the pandemic. The superstar singer announced on Twitter on Thursday that she was releasing a new album entitled “Evermore” at midnight. It’s a “sister record” to Swift’s “Folklore” album, which was released in July.
“To be clear, we just couldn’t stop writing songs,” wrote Swift. “To put it more poetically, it feels like we are standing on the edge of the folkloric forest with a choice: to turn around and go back or to travel further into the forest of this music. We decided to wander deeper into it.”
The album will contain 15 songs and will cost $ 9.99 for a digital copy of the record. “Evermore” is Swift’s ninth studio album and has two bonus tracks as part of its Deluxe Edition.
Additionally, a music video for a new track called “Willow” will be released at midnight. Like the music video for “Cardigan,” “Willow” was shot during the pandemic and “every precaution” was taken to ensure the safety of Swift and the crew who shot the video.
“I’ve never done this before,” said Swift, an artist with Universal Music Group. “In the past, I’ve always treated albums as one-time epochs and planned the next one after an album was released. Folklore was different. When I made it, I felt less like leaving and more like coming back.”
Like “Folklore”, “Evermore” was written and co-produced by Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner from National. Bon Iver returns for the title track “Evermore”, the National is on “Coney Island” and Haim appears in a song called “No Body, No Crime”.
“Folklore” was the first music album to sell a million copies in the US in 2020. It was also their ninth album that reached this milestone.