There’s even more Evermore. The deluxe edition of Taylor Swift’s latest album drops on streaming today featuring two bonus tracks.
When Swift released Evermore in early December it was a complete shock to fans. The 31-year-old Swift hadn’t promoted the album — her ninth — at all. And she’d only released her previous album Folklore a few months earlier.
Evermore and Folklore both debuted at No. 1. It also gave her her eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, the New York Times reported. Folklore was the first album last year to sell 1 million copies, Entertainment Weekly said.
Swift has said that working on those albums last year was cathartic and helpful. She said she was struggling with isolation, boredom, and the stress of the coronavirus pandemic, she said her work was a “flotation device.”
“It’s an album that allows you to feel your feelings and it’s a product of isolation,” she said in the trailer of her Disney Plus concert. “This could’ve been a time where I absolutely lost my mind, and instead I think this album was like a real flotation device for both of us.”
Though Swift admitted that putting out the albums so close together left her creatively fulfilled but emotionally drained.
“I’m in this state of exhaustion but relief, and very proud,” Swift said.
Taylor Swift Had a Big Year, But Admits It was Weird
Last year was a difficult one for almost everyone, even Taylor Swift. Despite selling millions of records and have two No. 1 albums, not everything was easy. She noted that in her New Year’s Eve tweet that just featured her wearing a giant bear costume for some reason.
What that reason was, we don’t know. She posted the photo without context other than to say “Bye 2020, it’s been weird.”
Here’s to hoping for a more bearable 2021.