Evermore will consist of 15 tracks (17, counting the bonus tracks) and feature another collab with Bon Iver plus appearances from The National and Haim. As she did with Folklore, Swift is dropping a music video for one of the songs, “Willow,” at midnight along with the album.
Taylor Swift stunned fans on Thursday, December 10, when she announced she’s releasing her ninth studio album, Evermore, at midnight, December 11. This comes just five months after she surprised-dropped her eighth album, Folklore.
“Tonight the story continues, as the music video for ‘willow’ drops at midnight eastern,” she wrote on Instagram alongside what looks to be a still from the shoot. In it she’s wearing a gorgeous, ethereal off-white dress:
It looks an awful lot like a wedding dress, no? That’s exactly what fans are speculating on social media. Some think this means Swift might already be married to her longtime boyfriend, Joe Alwyn.
“CAN WE FINALLY ADMIT TAYLOR IS A MARRIED WOMAN?? shes literally in a wedding dress!!!,” one fan wrote. “People, I think she got married. This is def a wedding dress and the album is called #evermorealbum,” another added.
Theories that Swift and Alwyn are either married or engaged have been running rampant recently. Earlier in December, fans heard what they thought to be a lyric change in the new rerecording of “Love Story”: “Baby just said yes” instead of the original, “Baby, just say yes.” This was never confirmed, but it certainly added to speculation the pop icon has tied the knot.
We’ll have to wait until the video drops on December 11 to see whether any of these theories are true. But for now, let’s just indulge and enjoy the playful theorising.
Taylor Swift says Evermore is a “sister album” to Folklore. “To put it plainly, we just couldn’t stop writing songs,” she wrote on Instagram. “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. 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.”