Taylor Swift surprised us again this year with the surprise release of “Evermore”, the brother album of the famous “Folklore”.
Her ninth studio album, released five months from the previous iteration, presented us with a more vulnerable, melancholy, and sour side to Swift – something that it seems will be recurring in an artist who has finally found and full control of your creative process.
To celebrate production, we’ve categorized all of the songs on the CD – except for the two tracks that make up the deluxe version.
Check it out below and tell us which one is your favorite:
Let’s be clear: “Evermore” like “Folklore” doesn’t have really bad music, but rather additions that somehow don’t match or respond to the rest of the album’s aesthetic. to our expectations. This is the “always more” problem. The second partnership with Bon Iver unfortunately appeared in the shadow of the powerful ‘exile’ ballad – and, flawless as the text was, it didn’t have the same effect.
14. “GOLD RUSH”
The “Gold Rush” film production is straight out of a fairy tale and is about the purity of love that hits obstacles as it grows. The problem is, its brief three minutes break down into three different songs that, betting on an original build, fail to come together with the necessary fluidity and are overshadowed by other, more solid iterations.
Alternative rock has never been so present in Taylor Swift’s life – and she channels it with synthesizer minimalism in “Happiness,” a track that, built under a very dramatic atmosphere, is filled with upbeat messages that scream in the air. calm after the storm.
“Tolerate Him” shows with fervor that Taylor Swift has pure control over her vocal forays and, as much as her range isn’t spectacular, she knows how to use it to her advantage. More than that, the track proves once again that the performer creates magic with the melody of the piano and that she has immense appreciation for joining trends in a single sonic range.
Evocative, elegiac and similar to a Shakespearean sonnet, “ivy” is a nostalgic and mystical song that takes place in a village marked by bitterness and loss. The guitar chords stand in stark contrast to the literary lyrics that only Taylor can create – and the verse “I Just Sit and Wait, Cry for the Living” is one of the most thrilling of his prolific career.
The fusion of piano and percussion in ‘dorothea’ sounds like something out of the ordinary – and follows the same steps as ‘betty’, one of the tracks from ‘Folklore’. The track is candid about a long-standing friendship that has drifted apart over time, but has never ceased to exist amid bucolic nostalgia and a celebration of life.
9. “THIS IS THE SEASON OF THE DAMN”
Betting on the dissonant echoes of the guitar and the bass, “c’est la foutue saison” finds its place to place certain panoramic rhythms in a wintry and narcotic setting that recalls times that will never return – but whose consequences are evident. always make it feel at a time of year.
It’s always interesting and eye-catching when performers step away from mainstream trends – and Taylor Swift does it with glorious caution on closing. The track mixes the dream wave with the passionate dissent of the classic synth and grand piano, splashing a midtempo ballad with ultimate melancholy.
7. “SHORT LONG STORY”
The world of folktronica and orchestra merge into “long story short,” a short account of a relationship that hasn’t worked out for many reasons. Here, Taylor recalls how she was on the precipice, taking the time to realize that her lover was not the right person and that, for better or for worse, she evolved from unhealthy experiences. .
6. “CONEY ISLAND”, feat. The National
“Coney Island” features Swift in one of his biggest intimate statements since “Red,” except he’s not afraid to show his vulnerability. Feeling lonely, the song performed alongside The National is a dark portrayal of someone who’s gone – and who won’t be back anytime soon.
5. “CHAMPAGNE PROBLEMS”
Taylor knows exactly how he decides to deliver his beautiful songs – and “champagne trouble” is no exception. While limiting himself to a fabulous linearity guided by the voluntary repetition of the piano, the artist plays with certain notes, which end up bringing the necessary depth to a hymn as cathartic as this one.
4. “COWBOY LIKE ME”
Blending multiple vocal layers in a subtle surrender to love and empathy, ‘cowboy like me’ is likely to fade from the mainstream radar – but it deserves this spot on our simple list for its aesthetic perfection and incredible sonic pleasure. (to mention the poetic verses Swift uses to bring her story to life).
It is hard not to be moved by the taciturn power of “marjorie”. One of Swift’s many artistic peaks in “Evermore,” the track treats with affection and unbeatable desire Marjorie Finlay, the artist’s late grandmother who encouraged her to immerse herself in the world of music. music. The singer and songwriter herself has said that Finlay visits her, even in dreams, to give her inspiration and hold her hand in difficult times.
“Willow” is the song that opens Swift’s unexpected new era – and in the best possible way. The lead single, one of the best of decades, is based on indie folk in a melodic and burlesque way, encrusted with romantic allegories and a breathtaking timelessness.
1. “NO BODY, NO CRIME”, feat. HAIM
Taylor and country are a perfect match and the moment she decides to go back to her roots, she hits the nail on the head. In “no body, no crime”, the performer joins the acclaimed musical trio HAIM for a tale moved by the guitar and a shocking ambience that speaks essentially suffers from infidelity.
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