In her second surprise album of the year, Taylor Swift continues to show off her folksy side while blessing fans with even more cottagecore.
As the sequel to Folklore, Evermore demonstrates how far Swift has come since her career began by showcasing her maturity as a storyteller.
Far past her days as a bright-eyed starlet, Swift dedicates this album to exploring deeper themes of betrayal, love and loss.
Like its sister album, Evermore features mostly fictional tales sprinkled with some non-fictional details from Swift’s own life.
Specifically, Champagne Problems tells the hauntingly beautiful story of a made-up proposal gone wrong, whereas Coney Island includes numerous references to Swift’s past high-profile relationships.
From upbeat singles like Willow to heart-wrenching tracks like Happiness, Evermore offers a full collection of lyrical genius and musical mastery — there are simply no skips.
Reviewed by Erika Echternach