Taylor Swift could find herself with yet another number one album in the UK, after surprising fans with new release Evermore.
The singer, 30, sent fans into overdrive as she dropped her latest album – a sister record to her folk-inspired album Folklore she put out in July.
Evermore is her ninth studio album and features 15 brand new tracks, with the release expected to follow in Folklore’s success when it comes to the album charts.
According to the Official Charts, Taylor is in ‘pole position’ to land her sixth number one album in the UK, after Evermore raked in the most downloads and albums streams across the weekend following its release on Friday.
Folklore topped the album charts in the UK less than five months ago, as did Taylor’s seventh studio album Lover, released in 2019.
Her records Red (released in 2012), 1989 (from 2014) and Reputation (2017) all achieved number one album in the UK too, over the years.
Taylor first announced her plans to drop Evermore, 24 hours before its release, on Instagram and said she was ‘elated’ to finally be sharing the record.
She explained that the album came about after she ‘continued writing’ tracks, after releasing Folklore this summer.
Taylor wrote: ‘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.
‘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 writing them. And I loved creating these songs with Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff, WB, and Justin Vernon. We’ve also welcomed some new (and longtime) friends to our musical kitchen table this time around…’
Taylor has since revealed that she wrote three of Evermore’s tracks with her long-term boyfriend Joe Alwyn.
Alwyn is credited on Evermore under the pseudonym William Bowery, with Taylor revealing: ‘So, William Bowery is Joe, as we know. And Joe plays piano beautifully, and he’s just always playing and making things up and kind of creating things…’Credit: Original article published here.