Taylor Swift drops surprise ninth album - See the magical video for the first track here

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  • Taylor Swift surprised fans with the release of her ninth studio album titled, evermore.
  • According to the singer, the project is a "sister record" to folklore.
  • The album sees the return of songwriters Justin Vernon, Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff and William Bowery (which Taylor revealed is a pseudonym for her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn).
  • Taylor also released the music video for the first track, willow.


Taylor Swift has surprised fans with the release of her ninth studio album, evermore.

The singer made the announcement on Thursday in a post on social media, saying that the album is a "sister record" to folklore which she dropped in July this year.

"To put it plainly, we just couldn't stop writing songs. To try and put it more poetically, it feels like we were standing on the edge of the folklorian woods and had a choice: to turn and go back or to travel further into the forest of this music. We chose to wander deeper in," the singer wrote. 

This is the first time Taylor has dropped two albums in the same year.

"In the past I've always treated albums as one-off eras and moved onto planning the next one after an album was released. There was something different with folklore. In making it, I felt less like I was departing and more like I was returning," she explained.

evermore includes collaborations with Bon Iver and The National and sees the return of songwriters Justin Vernon, Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff and William Bowery (which Taylor revealed is a pseudonym for her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn).

Along with the album, Taylor also dropped the music video for the first track, willow.

The music video is a continuation of the singer's video for cardigan, beginning with her at the piano, drenched in water with a cardigan on. The singer then follows a golden string back into the piano, leading her to magical worlds where she finds love. 

Watch it here:


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