Taylor Swift’s “Evermore” Album Review
The Surprise Album
Taylor Swift has done it again! Just five months after releasing her critically acclaimed album “Folklore,” she dropped another surprise album, “Evermore,” on December 11, 2020. The album has 15 tracks and features collaborations with artists like Bon Iver, HAIM, and The National.
While “Folklore” had a very folksy and acoustic sound, “Evermore” takes a slightly different direction. It still has that same calming and soothing vibe, but with more experimentation. The songs have a dreamy quality to them, with a mix of country, indie, and alternative elements. Swift’s ethereal vocals are perfectly complemented by the instrumentals, creating a cohesive and enchanting sound.
One of the things Taylor Swift is known for is her storytelling through lyrics. “Evermore” definitely lives up to this reputation. The songs are full of vivid imagery and emotional depth. Swift explores themes of love, loss, nostalgia, and growth. One standout track is “Champagne Problems,” where she tells the story of a proposal rejection. The lyrics are heartbreaking, yet also empowering, as she sings about not settling for less than what she deserves.
One of the most exciting things about “Evermore” is the collaborations. Swift had previously worked with Bon Iver on “Folklore,” and their reunion on “Evermore” is just as magical. Their track “Evermore” serves as the title track and is a perfect showcase of their harmonious voices. The collaboration with HAIM on “No Body, No Crime” is another standout. The song has a vintage country feel, and Swift’s vocals alongside HAIM’s harmonies are a match made in heaven.
Upon its release, “Evermore” received widespread critical acclaim. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, making Taylor Swift the first artist in history to debut atop the chart twice in the same year with two different albums. Fans and critics alike praised the album for its dreamy sound, masterful storytelling, and overall cohesion.
“Evermore” is yet another masterpiece from Taylor Swift. It’s a stunning showcase of her growth as an artist, both musically and lyrically. The collaborations add an extra layer of magic to the already enchanting album. “Evermore” is bound to be a classic for years to come.
Overall Rating: 9/10