How to Stream Taylor Swift's New Album 'evermore' Right Now

Proving that not even a quarantine can hold her back, Taylor Swift has just released her second surprise album of the year, titled evermore.

Swift's previous 2020 release, folklore, marked a departure from the more pop-oriented sounds of her previous three albums (1989, reputation and Lover), and signaled a shift toward a more indie-folk aesthetic. (Though, to be fair, folklore is still a Taylor Swift album, so it's not exactly lo-fi.) Swift's ninth studio album, evermore is expected to follow suit and act as something of a companion to folklore, according to Swift herself.

The new album also comes accompanied by the video for its opening song, "willow." Like with the clips for her songs "The Man" and "cardigan," Swift directed the video for "willow" herself.

Tonight the story continues, as the music video for “willow” drops at midnight eastern. pic.twitter.com/T3o0nsANpY

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 10, 2020

Evermore spans 15 tracks and features collaborations with Bon Iver (Justin Vernon previously sang alongside Swift on folklore's "exile"), Haim (who have performed live with Swift) and Aaron Dessner's main band, The National.

As with folklore, Swift worked on the new album with Dessner, Jack Antonoff of Bleachers and Vernon as prime collaborators. In her tweet announcing the project, she also shouted out "WB," probably referring to "William Bowery," who was a credited co-writer on "exile" and "betty." In Disney+'s folklore: the long pond studio sessions documentary, Swift revealed that Bowery was actually an alias for her boyfriend, English actor Joe Alwyn.

And also like folklore, which was released with a day's notice back in July, Swift gave fans little warning that evermore was on the way. She announced the new record over social media on Thursday, saying it would be released at midnight. In a tweet, she also referenced her upcoming 31st birthday, on Sunday, December 31.

"Ever since I was 13, I've been excited about turning 31 because it's my lucky number backwards, which is why I wanted to surprise you with this now. You've all been so caring, supportive and thoughtful on my birthdays and so this time I thought I would give you something," Swift shared.

She added that she hopes that those fans who can't spend the holidays with their loved ones because of the COVID-19 pandemic might find solace in the new album.

I also know this holiday season will be a lonely one for most of us and if there are any of you out there who turn to music to cope with missing loved ones the way I do, this is for you.

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 10, 2020

The "cardigan" singer also tweeted about how the creative process behind folklore bled into evermore, and how the rollouts of these two 2020 releases differ from those of her earlier albums, all of which can be easily separated into distinct eras. "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," Swift wrote.

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.

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 10, 2020

Evermore is available on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. Fans can also purchase a digital copy of the record through Swift's merch site. Aside from the 15 tracks, the album also comes with a digital booklet with 16 unique photos and artwork.

Swift also said that the physical album release would contain two bonus tracks: "right where you left me" and "it's time to go."

Taylor Swift Performs ACMAs Betty
In this screengrab, Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry on September 16, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Swift announced that she was releasing her second album of the year on Thursday. ACMA2020/Getty