Taylor Swift releases sister album Evermore

Emma Decker, Staff writer

Yet again, Taylor Swift has shocked the world with another surprise album. Evermore, the sister album of Folklore, was announced December 10, only five months after her eighth studio album was released. 

Swift has been taking full advantage of this quarantine lifestyle by pouring all of her creative talents into more fairytale-style songs. After the initial release of Evermore, Swift expressed how “easy” it was to continue the theme and writing style of Folklore. Still following in the footsteps of her eighth studio album, Evermore holds the same lyrical beauty throughout the fifteen tracks. Naturally, Swift’s fans praise her talent and grace when it comes to singing and songwriting, now more than ever.

After Swift left Big Machines Record Label, fans began to notice that her songs are once again passing the four-minute mark now that Swift has complete liberty over her studio albums. When under a controlled label, artists typically have a set duration for songs to increase the chance of radio broadcasting. With previous albums such as Speak Now and Red, Swift expressed how she wasn’t concerned about track times or radio exposure and that she’d rather have songs with meaning and depth than the “catchy pop singles.” The longest rack on Speak Now, six minutes and forty-six seconds, was quickly replaced when Swift changed her music genre to solely Pop. When this happened in her fifth studio album 1989, the longest song produced was a mere four minutes and thirty-one seconds, and that was only because it was a part of the deluxe release of the album.

Now that Swift completely owns her latest three albums, fans are all the more excited to stream them. Swifties, as they call themselves, are proud of Swift and all of the accomplishments she has made in her music career and are ecstatic to join her in this new era of Folk-Pop and Indie-Folk.