(FILES) Swift tweeted that “Folklore,” her eighth studio album, would comprise 16 songs that “I’ve poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into.” (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)
Christmas got here early for Taylor Swift’s loyal legion of followers, because the popstar introduced Thursday she would drop her second shock album of 2020 simply months after this summer time’s hit file “folklore.”
“I’m elated to tell you that my 9th studio album, and folklore’s sister record, will be out tonight at midnight eastern (0500 GMT Friday). It’s called evermore,” the worldwide megastar tweeted, including she would additionally launch a music video for the one “willow.”
The album launch comes a number of days earlier than Swift turns 31 on December 13.
“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 stated.
The pop shapeshifter this summer time delighted followers with “folklore,” a quarantine album that noticed Swift flip to atmospheric rock whereas embracing a dreamier aesthetic with Sixties-era Laurel Canyon vibes.
‘Just couldn’t cease writing’
In her tweet thread, Swift indicated “evermore” — her ninth studio album — can be an extension of that ethereal sensibility.
“To put it plainly, we just couldn’t stop writing songs,” she stated.
“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.”
“folklore” — which earned the star six Grammy nominations — additionally noticed the the famously introspective Swift delve into songwriting from the attitude of others, storytelling within the vein of American folks writers together with John Prine, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan.
“I loved the escapism I found in these imaginary/not imaginary tales,” Swift stated Thursday.
“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 as soon as once more collaborated with Aaron Dessner of rock band The National together with producer Jack Antonoff.
“evermore” may even, like “folklore,” embody a duet with experimental indie artist Justin Vernon, founding father of Bon Iver.
This time round she additionally recorded a track with the Los Angeles band of sisters Haim.
Swift’s album launch comes amid her ongoing battle over her profitable again catalog, and simply weeks after she stated her first six albums have been offered to a personal fairness agency with out her information.
Swift has sparred publicly with music mogul Scooter Braun whose firm bought a majority stake for her earlier work that features a decade of chartbusting hits like “Shake It Off.”
She’s stated she’s actively making an attempt to regain management of her grasp recordings, and in the meantime started recording her personal new masters in a bid to undercut the worth of the originals.