Taylor Swift is set to drop another surprise album this year. The singer announced on social media on Thursday, December 10 (PH time), that she will be releasing her ninth album titled Evermore.
According to Taylor, Evermore is the "sister record" of her eight album Folklore which was released in July.
"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," she shared on social media.
The global star relayed that by creating Folklore, she found herself loving the stories she made so she kept writing which led to the birth of Evermore.
"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," she said.
Taylor announced that she has collaborated with a couple of artists for this new surprise record.
"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," she stated.
The "Cardigan" singer said that she will also be releasing her album to mark her 31st birthday this coming 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 said.
Taylor added that she knows this holiday season will be a lonely one for many because of the pandemic so she hopes this new record will help them cope with the situation.
"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," she said.
Evermore contains 15 tracks on the standard edition while the deluxe physical edition will include two bonus tracks. The digital downloads of the album will contain a digital booklet with 16 brand new pictures.
Evermore is set to be released on Friday, December 11 (PH time), less than five months after she released her Grammy-nominated album Folklore.
The music video for "Willow," off her new record. will also premiere on the same day.