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Taylor Swift’s New Album “evermore” Is Perfect Wintertime Listening

The sister album to her critically-acclaimed record “folklore” is just as sad, and just as hopeful


Five months after the surprise release of her eighth studio album folklore comes its B-side—fifteen songs that feel and sound like despair and hope and warmth and ice all at once. “To put it plainly,” Taylor Swift says in her new album evermore’s liner notes, “we just couldn’t stop writing songs. To 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.”

In folklore, she distilled longing and ache in sixteen tracks; evermore is no different. In this record, she continues down that path she’d been following since folklore, treating listeners to a whole new album of tales and fables—vivid little movies about love found, love lost, and even lovelessness. But this time, the record doesn’t end on indefinite, lasting sadness. This time, the sadness—still torturous and excruciating—is remedied. “I had a feeling so peculiar,” she sings at the end of the final, titular track. “This pain wouldn’t be for evermore.” 

Listen to the full album below: 

Taylor Swift’s New Album “folklore” Might Just Be Her Magnum Opus


Taylor Swift’s New Album “folklore” Might Just Be Her Magnum Opus

Lead photo from @taylorswift