Taylor Swift Is Releasing A New Album, Today

Less than five months after the release of her Grammy-nominated eighth studio album folklore, Taylor Swift has announced the arrival of a new album and it’s dropping tonight.

Entitled evermore, the forthcoming record – Swift’s ninth – is a “sister record” to folklore, its songs written at the same time. Explains Swift in a tweet announcing the album, “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. 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.”

Swift also confirmed that evermore features folklore’s same song-writing collaborators in The National’s Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff, ‘William Bowery and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, as well as the addition of “some new (and longtime) friends to our musical kitchen table this time around.”

evermore will be released at 4pm AEDT.

Last month, Taylor Swift unveiled a companion film to folklore, titled folklore: the long pond studio sessions. Available via Disney+, the film sees Swift perform all 17 tracks on the album in order, while also explaining the stories behind each one. Here’s hoping an evermore companion film is on its way too.

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