Taylor Swift’s ‘Evermore’: Let’s Focus on
Less than five months after Taylor Swift’s surprising release of “Folklore”, which she conceived and recorded entirely in pandemic isolation, her follow-up album “Evermore” appears, on which she collaborates with many of the same employees, including Aaron Dessner. Jack Antonoff and Justin Vernon.
Swift continues the sonic and lyrical approaches of “folklore”: writing about subjects other than yourself, trying your hand at production more abstruse than the pop music that made it famous.
On this week’s popcast, a talk about the year at Taylor Swift and the way “Evermore” deepened Swift’s departure from conventional pop – but how long?
Joe Coscarelli, popular music reporter for the New York Times
Caryn Ganz, pop music editor for the New York Times
Jon Pareles, the New York Times’ chief popular music critic