Sir Paul McCartney has a lot of love for Taylor Swift, especially after she personally got in touch with him in order to prevent their new album releases clashing.
Shake It Off hit-maker Taylor, 31, recently surprised fans as she dropped a brand new album Evermore, just five months after treating us all to her Folklore record in July.
Taylor, who is on course for her sixth UK number one album with Evermore, had dropped the release on December 11 – but only okay’ing it with Sir Paul first.
You see, The Beatles star was preparing to release his own new record McCartney III and had slated early December as the time to do it.
Speaking with Howard Stern on Sirius XM, Sir Paul revealed that Taylor had emailed him as she’d got wind of his album release date and wanted to make sure they avoided both records coming out on the same day.
He explained: ‘I did the Rolling Stone cover with Taylor Swift, and she just emailed me recently, and she said, “I wasn’t telling anyone, but I’ve got another album.”
‘She said, “So I was going to put it out on my birthday,” which I think was the 10th, and then she said, “But I found out you were going to put [your album] out on the 10th, so I moved to the 18th.” Then she found out we were coming out on the 18th, so she moved back to the 10th.’
Praising Taylor for seeking him out, Sir Paul added: ‘So I mean, you know, people do keep out of each other’s way. It’s a nice thing to do.’
Taylor first announced plans to release Evermore, 24 hours before its release.
She broke the news to her fans on Instagram, telling them she was ‘elated’ to finally be sharing the record.
The artist explained that Evermore had came about after she continued to write songs, following the release of Folklore, over the summer.
‘I’m elated to tell you that my 9th studio album, and folklore’s sister record, will be out tonight at midnight eastern. It’s called evermore. To put it plainly, we just couldn’t stop writing songs,’ Taylor revealed.
‘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. I’ve never done this before. In the past I’ve always treated albums as one-off eras and moved onto planning the next one after an album was released.’
The Shake It Off hit-maker explained: ‘There was something different with folklore. In making it, I felt less like I was departing and more like I was returning. I loved the escapism I found in these imaginary/not imaginary tales. I loved the ways you welcomed the dreamscapes and tragedies and epic tales of love lost and found into your lives. So I just kept on writing them…’
Taylor later revealed that Evermore includes tracks penned by her boyfriend Joe Alwyn, under the pseudonym William Bowery.
Since the album’s release, fans speculated that Taylor could be dropping yet another album, after noticing the word ‘woodvale’ visible in the album’s artwork.
Fans declared it was an Easter egg, but clearing up any confusion, Taylor insisted a third album this year was not on the way and the hidden word was just a ‘printing error’.
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