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It’s a Christmas Miracle! Taylor Swift Dropping Second Surprise Album: ‘We Just Couldn’t Stop Writing Songs’

It’s the “sister” to “Folklore.”

If you thought it was awesome to have one surprise Taylor Swift album this year, how would you feel about two? Swift shocked the TaylorNation on Thursday morning (Dec. 1) when she revealed that a second no-notice collection, Evermore, would drop at midnight.

“I’m elated to tell you that my 9th studio album, and folklore’s sister record, will be out tonight at midnight eastern. It’s called evermore,” she wrote along with a rustic photo of the back of her head, with her hair in a French braid. She explained that TBH, “we just couldn’t stop writing songs. 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.”

Swift admitted that she’s never really done it this way before. Whereas she’s usually treated each album as a “one-off” era before moving on to planning the next project, there was jus something different about the sessions for Folklore. “In making it, I felt less like I was departing and more like I was returning,” she explained in a series of follow-up notes.

“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,” she said. Most of all, she loved working with her co-writer/producer Aaron Dessner of The National and frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and her mysterious pal William Bowery on her eighth and now upcoming ninth album.

Check out the tweet below.