Taylor Swift has shared the music video for “Willow,” which she directed herself, because the flagship track from her shock new evermore album. The set, introduced solely yesterday and once more styled with a decrease case title, is a companion to her folklore launch of earlier in 2020, after Swift defined that she and her collaborators “simply couldn’t cease writing songs.”
She co-wrote “Willow” with Aaron Dessner, who additionally produced the monitor. Swift can also be a producer of the album together with Jack Antonoff. There are new collaborations on the 15-song assortment with Bon Iver, Haim, Marcus Mumford, and The Nationwide.
Early response to evermore, Swift’s eighth studio album, has been massively optimistic. Within the UK, the Each day Telegraph’s Neil McCormick calls it “a dramatic tour down musical roads much less travelled,” whereas the NME writes in a five-star evaluate: “If folklore is an introspective, romantic older sister, evermore is the freewheeling youthful sibling.
“folklore was Swift’s masterful songwriting spun by way of a really particular sonic palette,” continues Hannah Mylrea. “evermore feels looser, with extra experimentation, appeal and musical shades at play. The brand new album reaps the rewards the stylistic leap of religion that folklore represented, pushing the boundaries of that sonic palette additional nonetheless.”
Within the US, the LA Occasions wonders: “Has any A-list act utilized her involuntary time at dwelling extra fruitfully than Swift has?” Mikael Wooden goes on: “There are some unimaginable songs right here, none extra spectacular than ‘Tolerate It,’ a devastating account of a loving spouse who not pursuits her husband; ‘Gold Rush,’ concerning the torments of being in a relationship with a well-known particular person; and ‘Champagne Issues,’ which play-by-plays a rebuffed engagement supply with a lot empathy that neither character finally ends up because the dangerous man.”
USA Immediately calls evermore “spellbinding,” in a discover that calls it “a sister album that solely crystallizes Swift’s strengths as a songwriter, as she strikes additional away from the candid autobiography that’s outlined her music since her 2006 debut. A lot of its 17 tracks are ‘mirrored or intersecting’ tales, Swift explains within the liner notes, dripping with homicide and intrigue and tortured romance.” Selection’s Chris Willman sums up the file as Swift’s “second nice album of 2020.”
evermore can be bought here.