As if Taylor Swift hadn‘t already done her best to salvage the cursed year 2020, the singer announced on Thursday that she would be dropping a new album at midnight. “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,” wrote Swift on Twitter. (Read the full thread below.)
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.
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— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 10, 2020
“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,” Swift continued in another message. The release of evermore will be accompanied by a video for her new single “willow.”
We learned in Swift’s recent Folklore documentary that the album, on which the 30-year-old singer collaborated with The National’s Aaron Dessner and producer Jack Antonoff, contained a secret reference to her boyfriend Joe Alwyn; will evermore provide us with even more insight into Swift’s secret world? Will she and Alwyn—who’s credited on Folklore as “William Bowery”—duet?
Just as importantly, Folklore was widely credited for helping to spark the cottagecore trend that defined early quarantine; what style of dressing will evermore help solidify? Will we all be swanning around in bathrobes and calling it “spa-core”? Wearing monocles and calling it “old-timey detective-core”? We’ll just have to wait and see.