'Once again, Taylor Swift saved 2020': Surprise album 'Evermore' praised by fans
Taylor Swift gifted fans yet another surprise album – and they didn't wait to share their thoughts.
"Evermore," out now, is the 10-time Grammy winner's ninth studio album and second this year after "Folklore," her retreat into fanciful fireside folk after three albums of boldfaced stadium pop.
Coming less than six months after "Folklore," "Evermore" carries on the vibe of its predecessor with twinkling piano and plucked guitar, and listeners were quick to praise the sister project on social media.
"Taylor Swift’s new album carries a sense of sweet nostalgia and belonging. The deep lyrics manage to create almost a story book chapter that feels so refreshing," user @popcoyo wrote.
"the #evermoreAlbum is perfect in every way," user @itsohsotay tweeted.
"I was amazed by how beautiful #folklore was when it came out and how quickly she was able to write & produce it," user @StevenWarda tweeted. "To say the same is true with #evermorealbum is an understatement. So many wholesome songs that I will listen to for years to come."
"once again, taylor swift saved 2020 #evermorealbum," user @REDfolklore wrote.
"Evermore and Folklore are the only two albums in my life where I don’t skip a single song #evermorealbum they both hits me on a deeper level," user @Love69Summer tweeted.
"Thankful for this masterpiece," user @alyssa_pitt said.
"A masterpiece in every sense @taylorswift13 thank you," user @Elhamfarz tweeted.
Some shouted out the music video for "Willow," which also dropped overnight. The video, which starts right where the video for "cardigan" ends, shows Swift re-entering the magical world she found in her piano during the "Folklore"-era video.
Seated below a willow tree (a nod to the song's title), Swift peers into the water below her and sees a man's face (played by Taeok Lee, who we later discover becomes her love interest in the video's storyline). The video flashes back to the pair when they were children and back again to the present, where he follows her into the real world.
"Taylor's album is so beautiful and the aesthetic of Willow is stunning," user @rkiveari tweeted.
"The actor looks so much like Joe she should’ve brought him instead lol," user @lildrizzler wrote, referring to Swift's boyfriend Joe Alwyn.
Others commented on specific songs on the album.
"Me vibing to 'Tolerate It' because it’s beautiful vs me then crying to #TolerateIt even though I’m not in a relationship.. already one of my favs heartbreakingly beautiful," user @JennyBanyard1 tweeted.
"Imagine writing a song so sad and then calling it happiness, taylor ur sick," user @hxnhood said.
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