Taylor Swift Wiki
Advertisement
Taylor Swift Wiki

You are currently reading the article dedicated to the album Evermore. You may have been looking for the song.

Evermore (stylized as evermore) is the ninth studio album by American singer and songwriter Taylor Swift, released on December 11, 2020, through Republic Records.

Background[]

Taylor typed a message out during the pre-premiere chat for the "willow" music video that she wanted evermore to have a fall and winter feel, opposed to folklore having a spring and summer feel.

I wanted evermore to represent fall & winter while folklore represents spring & summer. I've always wanted to do a 2part anthology that's a collective body of work & it just kind of happened naturally

—Typed into the "Willow" music video premiere chat

Impact and legacy[]

Swift's fast-succeeding release of Evermore after Folklore was met with appraisal. Variety compared the double-release to that of the Beatles and U2, especially to the latter releasing Zooropa (1993) during the tour for Achtung Baby (1991), while Rolling Stone dubbed it a "hot streak" reminiscent of Prince in 1987 and David Bowie in 1977. Vulture stated that the news of another surprise album from Swift "came as a major shock", as she has been "the industry's most prominent loyalist to the pop-album rollout", who turns her carefully planned releases into "an art of their own". Branding it a testament to her artistic dedication, Our Culture Mag praised Swift's ability to release an album on-par with its predecessor in a short time, while simultaneously re-recording her first six studio albums. NJ.com thanked Swift for making the "miserable year" a little more endurable, and added that no other artist of her stature "created so relentlessly" in 2020. The Sydney Morning Herald named her "the queen of pandemic productivity".[1]

Evermore and Folklore have been lauded as two of 2020's seminal albums. Billboard cited the sister albums as the most notable examples for how the COVID-19 pandemic veered music in 2020, and forced artists to amend their creative process, which in turn led their works to major success.[2] Arre wrote that Swift bottled the pandemic's cultural crisis in the two escapist albums, transporting listeners to "a simpler world whose sensibility is cottagecore instead of apocalyptic". It questioned the possibility of retrospecting on Evermore without reminiscing the pandemic, and added that future generations will get an idea of 2020 through the sister albums, which condense emotions "impossible to articulate".[3]

Inspired by the track "Champagne Problems", French luxury hotel Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa offers guests a new package called "Champagne Solution", which includes a bottle of Dom Pérignon, the champagne brand mentioned in the song's lyrics.[4]

Whilst Folklore was a fairly evenly split album with collaborations with Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner, Evermore sees Swift working almost exclusively with Dessner, with Antonoff only appearing on the song "Gold Rush". New producers BJ Burton and James McAllister were also brought on to produce "Closure". They were most likely brought on due to their affiliations with hyperpop artists, such as BJ Burton's production work with Charli XCX, especially on her 2020 album, How I'm Feeling Now.

Eras Tour set[]

Evermore is the 3rd set on the eras tour, following Fearless and preceding Reputation. It contains five songs.

The set starts by Taylor leaving the stage at the end of "Love Story". The background fades away, followed by an intro featuring dramatic string music and clips of leaves defrosting and trees in a forest.

She opens the set with "'Tis The Damn Season" featuring props of giant trees. At shows opened by Haim, "No Body, No Crime" replaces "'Tis The Damn Season" and Haim joins Swift onstage to perform the song.

Next is a performance of "Willow", where Taylor puts on a dark cloak and is joined by her backup dancers, carrying glowing balls. The song has an extended intro and a breakdown in the middle. In the breakdown of the song, the track features a prominent electric guitar, not heard in the studio version.

After "Willow" comes "Marjorie", in which Swift walks back toward the back end of the stage, leading into "Champagne Problems", where she sits at a moss-covered piano and precedes the song a speech. She then plays the song on the piano and afterwards it is tradition for a long standing ovation to occur. In Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, she commemorates the standing ovation by thanking the people in the audience.

After, she introduces her keys player and she soon begins to play the intro to "Tolerate It" while Taylor prepares a dinner table. This then leads into "Tolerate It" as her partner walks into the stage and sits into the chair opposite. She sings to him and she then proceeds to knock everything off the table to get closer to him, but he then pushes her away, leading her to sit back down. The stage fades to darkness.

The Evermore set has two outfits, a long dress with a bronze and yellow variation.

Trivia[]

  • There is a running joke in the online Swiftie community that Taylor 'hates evermore' due to the lack of promotion given to it compared to other albums. Taylor addressed this at the eras tour stating "Right now we are in the middle of the evermore album, an album which I absolutely love, despite what some of you say on TikTok, I've seen it all!". A satire account posted a video where they replaced the her response with "I f*cking hate even more than what you say on TikTok".
  • Not including re-records, this album features the most collaborations of any Taylor Swift album.
  • Evermore is the latest album to be released in the calendar year, being released in December.

Singles[]

Willow remixes[]

Track listing[]

Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."willow"Taylor SwiftAaron DessnerA. Dessner3:35
2."champagne problems"Swift • William BowerySwift • A. Dessner4:04
3."gold rush"Swift • Jack AntonoffSwift • Antonoff3:06
4."'tis the damn season"Swift • A. DessnerA. Dessner3:50
5."tolerate it"Swift • A. DessnerA. Dessner4:05
6."no body, no crime" (featuring HAIM)SwiftSwift • A. Dessner3:36
7."happiness"Swift • A. DessnerA. Dessner5:15
8."dorothea"Swift • A. DessnerA. Dessner3:46
9."coney island" (featuring The National)Swift • Bowery • A. Dessner • Bryce DessnerA. Dessner • B. Dessner4:35
10."ivy"Swift • A. Dessner • AntonoffA. Dessner4:20
11."cowboy like me"Swift • A. DessnerA. Dessner4:35
12."long story short"Swift • A. DessnerA. Dessner3:36
13."marjorie"Swift • A. DessnerA. Dessner4:18
14."closure"SwiftA. Dessner • BJ Burton • James McAlister3:01
15."evermore" (featuring Bon Iver)Swift • Bowery • Justin VernonSwift • A. Dessner5:04
Total length:60:38
Deluxe edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
16."right where you left me"Swift • A. DessnerA. Dessner4:05
17."it's time to go"Swift • A. DessnerA. Dessner4:15
Total length:69:00
Japanese deluxe edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
18."willow (dancing witch version) [Elvira remix]"Swift • A. DessnerElvira3:05
19."willow (lonely witch version)"Swift • A. Dessner 3:35
Total length:75:45
Japanese limited edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
20."willow (moonlit witch version)"Swift • A. Dessner3:29
Total length:79:13

Chapters[]

The first chapter, titled The Dropped Your Hand While Dancing Chapter, was released on January 21, 2021.

The Dropped Your Hand While Dancing Chapter
No.TitleLength
1."champagne problems"4:04
2."happiness"5:15
3."it's time to go"4:14
4."tolerate it"4:05
5."coney island" (featuring The National)4:35
6."hoax"3:40

The second chapter, titled The Forever Is The Sweetest Con Chapter, was released on January 28, 2021.

The Forever Is The Sweetest Con Chapter
No.TitleLength
1."cowboy like me"4:35
2."mirrorball"3:28
3."evermore" (featuring Bon Iver)5:04
4."long story short"3:35
5."invisible string"4:12
6."willow"3:34

The third and the final chapter, titled The Ladies Lunching Chapter, was released on February 4, 2021.

The Ladies Lunching Chapter
No.TitleLength
1."betty"4:54
2."dorothea"3:45
3."marjorie"4:17
4."august"4:21
5."no body, no crime" (featuring HAIM)3:35
6."right where you left me"4:05

Spotify streams[]

Standard edition
No. Song Streams
1. willow 859,770,229
2. champagne problems 625,264,348
3. gold rush 290,786,508
4. 'tis the damn season 271,255,843
5. tolerate it 320,182,129
6. no body, no crime 279,027,645
7. happiness 188,859,032
8. dorothea 176,085,316
9. coney island 182,540,598
10. ivy 221,943,530
11. cowboy like me 190,820,139
12. long story short 200,020,264
13. marjorie 222,718,610
14. closure 124,773,654
15. evermore 219,316,981
Deluxe edition
No. Song Streams
16. right where you left me 336,602,147
17. it's time to go 111,572,055
* Total streams 4,821,539,028

Booklet[]

Physical booklet (Deluxe edition)[]

Digital booklet[]

Promotional[]

Photoshoot[]

Main article: Evermore photoshoot

Release history[]

Region Date Format Version Label
Worldwide December 11, 2020 Digital download, streaming Standard edition Republic
United Kingdom December 18, 2020 CD Deluxe edition EMI
United States Republic
Worldwide January 7, 2021 Digital download, streaming
Japan January 22, 2021 CD Standard edition Universal Music Japan
Brazil January 29, 2021 CD, vinyl Universal
Worldwide February 21, 2021 Cassette
May 28, 2021 Vinyl EMI

References[]

evermore
"willow" • "champagne problems" • "gold rush" • "'tis the damn season" • "tolerate it" • "no body, no crime" • "happiness" • "dorothea" • "coney island" • "ivy" • "cowboy like me" • "long story short" • "marjorie" • "closure" • "evermore"
Deluxe Edition
"right where you left me" • "it's time to go"
Advertisement