QUIZ: Can you tell if Taylor Swift or an alternative band sang these lyrics?
Both records take on a more alternative and indie-rock sound, with plenty of surprising new collabs.
Outside of the new sound, Swift delves deep into her songwriting on the new album, penning emotional lyrics about love, heartbreak and feeling lost.
In honor of the new record, we wanted to see if you could tell the difference between lyrics from alternative artists and lines from Swift’s 2020 albums, folklore and evermore. Test your knowledge with our quiz below.
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Taylor Swift released evermore Dec. 10 after announcing it just one day prior, as she did with folklore, which she dropped in July.
After the release of folklore, the album quickly topped the charts and is now the highest-selling album of 2020. According to the Wall Street Journal, the LP has sold 1.95 million copies in the United States this year.
In November, folklore earned several Grammy nominations, including Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. In total, Swift, Dessner and Antonoff walked away with six total nominations. This feat is impressive considering Swift’s last two albums—Lover and Reputation—were largely shut out of Grammy nominations.
Since the release of folklore, fans have been speculating who Swift could collaborate with in the future. As it turns out, evermore includes even more new features. Bon Iver joins Swift on the album’s title track for another new duet. The new song helps close out the surprise record.
Dessner’s band the National appear on “coney island.” Also, Swift and HAIM collaborated on “no body, no crime.” Swift and the sister trio have been friends for years, so it’s not too surprising to see them make an appearance.
“To put it plainly, we just couldn’t stop writing songs,” Swift wrote on Twitter. “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. I’ve never done this before. In the past, I’ve always treated albums as one-off eras and moved onto planning the next one after an album was released.”