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Evermore

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I am not the only one who has used 2020 to reinvent myself. Taylor Swift has been using her quarantine time to turn out not one but two amazing albums that are quite a departure from her earlier work. Today, I’d like to talk about her second 2020 album, Evermore. The follow-up album to her acclaimed album Folklore (which has received six Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year), Evermore perfectly shows off Swift’s talent for songwriting and poetry.

“I sit and watch you reading with your head low
I wake and watch you breathing with your eyes closed
I sit and watch you, I notice everything you do or don’t do
You’re so much older and wiser and I

I wait by the door like I’m just a kid
Use my best colors for your portrait
Lay the table with the fancy shit
And watch you tolerate it
If it’s all in my head tell me now
Tell me I’ve got it wrong somehow
I know my love should be celebrated
But you tolerate it.”

Tolerate It

In a surprising twist, Swift has begun exploring the world of folk music, with great success. When asked how she came to release a second album so soon after her mid-Covid release, Swift said that she simply “just kept writing.” It may be the product of only a few months’ work, but this newest effort doesn’t sound rushed at all. It feels more like the labor of years. On the song No Body, No Crime, Swift collaborates with one of my favorite family singing groups, HAIM, about whom I have written before.

You can follow the ever-talented Taylor Swift on her website and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube.

And you know how I love a behind-the-scenes video…

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

13 thoughts on “Evermore

  1. She is an amazingly talented young woman.

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  2. I like her current work more than most of her past work but she is not in my top twenty. But when Kate Smith is in your top five, along with Julie London, Cher, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra are your top five, that should be no surprise. Not, that I didn’t enjoy each of the songs above today. I did = Hal

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  3. To be honest, I’ve never listened to a Taylor Swift song before, but these really aren’t bad. Sorry to sound so grudging, but I have a kind of bias /against/ pop idols these days.

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  4. Thank you for updating us on the music world. I really enjoy these videos.

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  5. I *knew* she had it in her when she recorded that song Safe and Sound for The Hunger Games with The Civil Wars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzhAS_GnJIc

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