Taylor Swift has another big surprise this 2020.
The songstress is releasing her second album of the year, evermore, and it will drop at midnight on Friday, December 11.
The singer posted together with a photo of herself from behind, “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. To put it plainly, we just couldn’t stop writing songs. 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. In the past I’ve always treated albums as one-off eras and moved onto planning the next one after an album was released,” Swift explained. “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.”
She also praised her team and folklore collaborators including her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn. She welcomed Aaron Dessner, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, and Jack Antonoff as well as some new and long-time friends to “our musical kitchen table this time around.”
So what can Swifties expect from evermore? The album’s track list has 15 songs on the standard edition while the deluxe edition has 17. It also includes a collab with Haim, Bon Iver, and The National.
In one of her recent posts, she said, “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!”
She continued, “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. There are 15 tracks on the standard edition of evermore, but the deluxe physical edition will include two bonus tracks – ‘right where you left me’ and ‘it’s time to go’ ⌛️ All *digital downloads* of the album will include an exclusive, digital booklet with 16 brand new photos.”
A new song called “willow” will also be released together with the album. She wrote, “Tonight the story continues, as the music video for ‘willow’ drops at midnight eastern. I’m forever grateful to the following creatives who have helped and guided me to be able to direct my own videos: Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, producer Jil Hardin, 1st AD Joe ‘Oz’ Osbourne, Co-1st AD Ev Salomon, Exec Producer Rebecca Skinner, editor Chancler Haynes, set designers Ethan Tobman and Regina Fernandez and visual effects geniuses Grant Miller and David Lebensfeld.”
She added, “Thank you to our medical inspector who made sure every precaution was taken for our safety. I’ll see you guys in the YouTube premiere page chat before midnight to answer some questions.”