Taylor Swift Is Blessing Us With More Music

Taylor Swift Is Blessing Us With More Music

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Taylor Swift Is Blessing Us With More Music

I woke up, saw this, and screamed.

I woke up, saw this, and screamed.

Text: Sophie Lee

It’s been a rough year, but Taylor Swift isn’t letting us brave it alone. She has decided to drop not one, but two albums to help get us through the tough times. This morning, she announced that “Folklore’s” sister album, “Evermore,” is coming tonight. The album, sure to be sonically similar to her last release, will feature 15 songs (plus two bonus tracks) and several collaborations. Haim, Bon Iver, and The National all make appearances.

“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,” wrote the singer on Twitter.

“Evermore” comes just a few days before Swift’s 31st birthday, a year she finds significant for the fact that it is her lucky number, 13, in reverse. The singer has been known to structure releases and teasers around “13,” always a treat for fans in the know.

“To put it plainly, we just couldn’t stop writing songs,” she wrote. “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 recently showed off the “Folklore” making process in a Disney+ exclusive film titled “Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions.” She worked with collaborators Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner to play the entire album live and explain how the songs were put together. She now also credits Justin Vernon and “WB” (“William Bowery” is the pseudonym for her boyfriend Joe Alwyn) for helping her put “Evermore” together.

“I loved the escapism I found in these imaginary/not imaginary tales,” she explained. “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.”

Along with the album, Swift announced that a music video for “Willow” would be released at midnight eastern time. Fans can now pre-order the album here, or wait patiently (or rabidly) for midnight to come.

Credits: Photos courtesy of artist.

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