While the rest were playing virtual competitions on Zoom, the biggest pop star reinvented her voice and recorded two surprising albums – his second album “Evermore” was released Friday hours after it was announced.
The effort of the 15 songs was praised by many critics and praised by fans upon their release, noting a lot about the smooth continuation of Swift’s style stripped from behind in “folklore”.
But others questioned whether the album lived up to its predecessor, which Swift described this week as a “sibling album” of her latest show.
But the singer is also back in two familiar areas that were mostly deviating from her previous album, nodding her head to her country musical roots in “Cowboy Like Me” and then, in “Gold Rush” and “Long Story Short”, she cautiously moves into the world of flashy pop that It has conquered it over the past decade.
“If” folklore “is a romantic and introspective sister, NME concluded,” Evermore “is the younger brother with freedom of movement.” “The new album is reaping the benefits of the stylistic leap of faith represented by” folklore “and pushing the boundaries of that soundboard even further.”
Fans seemed equally satisfied. Fantastic fan Alex Goldschmidt wrote on Twitter, referring to a lyric on Swift’s previous song “Out of the Woods”: “Eternity” is “folklore” in stark color.
Another fan page wrote on Swift: “This was one of the most magical and beautiful trips ever on an album.”
Swift teamed up again with Bon Iver and songwriters Aaron Decner and Jack Antonoff in the effort, after the team put “folklore” together earlier this year.
It remains to be seen if the slow, reflective Swift unlocked in 2020 is its playground now. “I have no idea what will happen next,” she wrote on her social media channels on Friday after the record fell.
“I have no idea a lot of things these days, so I clung to the one thing that keeps me in touch with all of you. This thing has always been and always will be music. It may last, forever,” Swift added.