After just a mere five months, Taylor Swift has released yet another surprise album – Evermore.
The new album, Evermore, features a 15-song track list with two additional bonus tracks. The album has reached the top of the charts in countries like Australia, Taiwan, and Portugal. Evermore has been dubbed as the sister album to Folklore as it continues the soft acoustic folk melody of the latter.
Here, Swift is able to let her songwriting shine through yet again, as she has effortlessly done so with changes in genre from first, country to pop, and now to alternative/indie.
Swift has likened Evermore as the “fall/winter” to Folklore’s “spring/summer” vibes, and in contrast to Folklore’s more introspective, romantic nature, Evermore is bold and explores Swift’s ideas of adult love and pain greatly.
As compared to her other albums, Evermore features softer dynamics and dwells on the themes of forbidden love, romantic neglect, forgiveness, noir, marriage, and infidelity. The album also serves as an exploration of different concepts from being autobiographical in nature to escapist.
Serving as the lead single from Evermore, “‘Willow’ is about intrigue, desire, and the complexity that goes into wanting someone. I think it sounds like casting a spell to make someone fall in love with you.” said Swift. The song now has over 1 million streams on Spotify.
Besides ‘Willow’, ‘Champagne Problems’ also has its fair share of fame. Written by Swift and Joe Alwyn (under the pseudonym William Bowery), ‘Champagne Problems’ has been highly speculated as revealing the engagement between Swift and Alwyn. However, Swift has called out in her Evermore note that it is “the one where longtime college sweethearts had very different plans for the same night, one to end it and one who brought a ring.”
With Evermore being the newest album released so far, another project worth anticipating is the release of her new remastered records after losing the rights of her older albums, including Fearless and Reputation, when manager Scooter Braun sold the master rights to Taylor Swift’s first 6 albums. Her first re-recording ‘Love Story’ has already been released and fans are now awaiting the release of the rest of her Fearless remastered album.