Taylor Swift reveals she will release another surprise album titled Evermore at MIDNIGHT… just five months after unveiling Folklore
Taylor Swift has revealed she is set to release another surprise album, her ninth studio album, titled Evermore, at midnight on Friday.
The singer, 30, took to Twitter to announce the good news with her fans, saying she ‘just kept writing’ following the release of her first surprise album Folklore five months ago, and couldn’t wait to share the new music video for first single Willow.
In a candid statement, she wrote: ‘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.
‘I just kept writing’: Taylor Swift revealed on Thursday she has made another surprise album titled Evermore that’ll be released at MIDNIGHT… five months after she unveiled Folklore
‘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.’
Detailing how much she loved folklore, which was released in July, she went on: ‘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.
Inspired: The singer, 30, took to Twitter to announce the good news with her fans, saying she ‘just kept writing’ following the release of her first surprise album folklore five months ago
Track list: Taylor revealed there will be 15 songs released on the standard edition of the album, with two bonus tracks ‘right where you left me’ and ‘it’s time to go’ added to the deluxe edition
‘And I loved creating these songs with Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff, WB, and Justin Vernon. We’ve also welcomed some new (and longtime) friends to our musical kitchen table this time around…’
Detailing her reasoning, and referring to her birthday on December 13, she went on: ‘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!
‘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.’
Creative: In a candid statement, Taylor said she ‘loved the escapism’ when she was writing folklore and was keen to continue pursuing the ‘dreamscapes and tragedies’ she’s imagined
Sweet: Discussing her birthday on December 13, she added: ‘You’ve all been so caring, supportive and thoughtful on my birthdays… so this time I thought I would give you something’
Taylor revealed there will be 15 songs released on the standard edition of the album, with two bonus tracks ‘right where you left me’ and ‘it’s time to go’ added to the deluxe physical edition of the record.
The music video for her first single Willow will be unveiled alongside the album at midnight, with Taylor sharing a sneak peak of the release by posting a snap of herself in a white lace dress and a flower crown.
She gushed: ‘Tonight the story continues, as the music video for “willow” drops at midnight eastern.’
The Shake It Off hitmaker added that she would join in a YouTube Q&A session ahead of the music video’s release.