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Unverhofft kommt beim US-amerikanischen Pop-Stern Taylor Swift in 2020 ganz schön oft, denn gerade kündigte sie mit evermore ihr mittlerweile zweites Studioalbum des Jahres an. Ihr neuntes Album, das heute Nacht erscheint, bezeichnet sie selbst als folklore-Schwester-Album, entstand es doch auch wieder in Zusammenarbeit mit den Produzenten Jack Antonoff und Aaron Dessner von The National, sowie Bon Iver-Mastermind Justin Vernon, die schon beim Vorgänger mit dabei waren, sowie WB (steht für William Bowery), dem Alter Ego von Swifts Partner Joe Alwyn. Darüber hinaus verrät die von Swift via Instagram gepostet Tracklist auch die Feature-Partner Haim, The National und Bon Iver – außerdem kündigte Swift auch an, dass mit dem Album heute Nacht auch ein Video zur Single Willow erscheinen wird!
Ihr komplettes Statement dazu: „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. 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. 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. 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…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. There are 15 tracks on the standard edition of evermore, but the deluxe physical edition will include two bonus tracks – “right where you left me” and “it’s time to go”….Tonight the story continues, as the music video for “willow” drops at midnight eastern. I’m forever grateful to the following creatives who have helped and guided me to be able to direct my own videos: Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, producer Jil Hardin, 1st AD Joe ‘Oz’ Osbourne, Co-1st AD Ev Salomon, Exec Producer Rebecca Skinner, editor Chancler Haynes, set designers Ethan Tobman and Regina Fernandez and visual effects geniuses Grant Miller and David Lebensfeld. Thank you to our medical inspector who made sure every precaution was taken for our safety.“