Let’s Talk About Taylor Swift’s Escapism That is Evermore

Taylor Swift did it again, she dropped another surprised album last December 11, 2020 at midnight called Evermore, the sister album to a prior surprised album Folklore released 5 months ago. But before we get into Taylor’s 9th studio album, let us praise her escapism during this terrible year, this year we could have chosen to do anything that we want other than our jobs, and we could choose to be lazy and be unproductive. Taylor said it herself in Folklore Long Pond Studio Session that she wrote Mirrorball after she heard that all of her shows were cancelled, she could have chosen to be sad about it but she chose to dream, imagine, and create art instead. Despite the worst year for every entertainer, she found a way to give her all to a project and it resulted to her best works in her career. The way Taylor coped with the pandemic was very admirable, being productive, and having a healthy mental state to have found a way to escape. That is a very nice reflection of herself to her fans, it shows that we can all have a healthy escape despite the struggles.

Cover album of Evermore
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As a fan it can be a little bit overwhelming to listen to Evermore since Folklore is still on repeat. For fair number of times listening to Evermore these past couple of days since the release, it’s safe to say that Evermore is the needed sequel to the first audiobook that is Folklore. Evermore needed it’s first book Folklore for it to make sense. This sequel adds to that missing feeling of Folklore’s cliffhanger-like ending, the way Taylor end track on Evermore is the title track sounding very hopeful compare to Folklore’s end track Hoax.

What differs between these sister albums is that Evermore has a much more lighter mood and have more pop songs than Folklore. In this album you can really hear the progression of where Taylor’s at in writing songs, Folklore is much more laid back and in Evermore they experimented more on the sounds and production (Closure and Gold Rush). The growth of Taylor’s writing is really impressive and even though Taylor said that the album consists of made up stories like Folklore did, it can also be tied personally to her while covering it up with metaphors. From a fan theorizing viewpoint, songs like Happiness sounded like her feud with her former record label, and also Long Story Short which sounded like she’s looking back on everything she’s been through and how she survived it.

But Taylor really took a huge step back from writing personal experiences and instead crafted stories with intricate lyrics that will surprise you on how well she constructed and told all of these stories in a form of a song. Taylor revealed the stories in the album from her social media posts. A number of songs are about relationships and love that went wrong, and pulling off another story written in 2 different perspectives (Tis The Damn Season and Dorothea), and she even wrote a story about killing a cheating murdering husband (No Body, No Crime). Her escapism during this pandemic resulted in these two well thought of album that are full of stories to better off visualize about and have it as an escape as a listener as well. Taylor went off the grid and have matured then came back as a songwriting machine. She just ignored the formula of releasing albums/songs that every artists in the world follows. She just proved that she can do anything that she wants and that she has really became one of the most talented artist in her generation that can continue on for a long time.

Overall, it’s easier to compare Folklore and Evermore from each other since it has the same roots in terms of the whole vibe and writing, and you couldn’t really choose which one is your favorite between these sister albums. But for anything that mimics the vibe of someone nothing beats the original right?

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Personal Ranking as of the moment in terms of overall feel to it:

  1. Long Story Short
  2. Ivy
  3. Willow
  4. Evermore
  5. Tis The Damn Season
  6. Champagne Problems
  7. Tolerate It
  8. Gold Rush
  9. No Body No Crime
  10. Closure
  11. Happiness
  12. Dorothea
  13. Coney Island
  14. Cowboy Like Me
  15. Marjorie

Let me know your ranking and favorite tracks on Evermore 🌲 in the comments! 😊


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Taylor Swift’s Willow Music Video Theory

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So, Taylor Swift is really saving the year 2020 and just dropped another album besides to her prior album that she dropped less than 5 months ago. Evermore is apparently the sister album of Folklore, besides the album she also dropped a single with a music video at the same time titled Willow. I thought I could make this blog post into one with the whole reaction/review on the entire album but I decided to make a separate blog post for my theory on the metaphors that surrounds the music video Willow. I love how the metaphors and Easter eggs were used in Taylor Swift’s new music video or maybe I’m just reading too much into it. Anyways, I have these theories about what the music video means since no one really explained what was happening in the video yet.


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Playlist 23 | Chill Vibes

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the 1 by Taylor Swift

Cowboy in LA by LANY

Must Have Been The Wind by Alec Benjamin

Saturday Nights by Khalid

I Believe by Jonas Brothers

Love Her by Jonas Brothers

Sober by Childish Gambino

Godspeed by Frank Ocean

Missing You by The Vamps

I Wouldn’t Know Any Better Than You by Gentle Bones


I’m very picky when it comes to new music, maybe because I’m getting older and I’m still stuck at the 90’s and early 2000’s music. But I do appreciate these chill vibe kind of music nowadays, it’s kind of perfect for this sweater weather that we currently have. Enjoy this playlist!

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Playlist 22 | Early 2000’s Soundtrack

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Dirty Little Secrets by The All-American Rejects

Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind

Just The Girl by The Click Five

Two Princes by Spin Doctors

The Anthem by Good Charlotte

All The Small Things by blink-182

Every Other Time by LFO

Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus

Tubthumping by Chumbawamba

When It’s Over by Sugar Ray


Early 2000’s teen flicks has the best soundtracks ever, you can’t argue with me on that one. When you hear these songs, you can really picture those teen films in your head. These songs are just so iconic for me, also brings some nostalgia.

I have this playlist on Spotify full of Nostaligic songs for 90’s baby out there, you can follow it if you like. 😀

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[CURRENTLY LISTENING] THESE TWO WINDOWS BY ALEC BENJAMIN

I was trying to decide what songs to include in a playlist to share with you guys, but lately I’m stuck listening to Alec Benjamin’s album These Two Windows. He became known for his song Let Me Down Slowly in his last album Narrated For You. But I’ve known him before that from his songs Paper Crown, and The Way To Nowhere, I’ve been following him on Youtube and I kind of fangirl for a while especially when he liked one of my tweet.

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After my obsession with Taylor Swift’s Folklore album which I still listen to a lot but to get a break from the somberness of that album, I switch to Alec Benjamin every now and then to get a different kind of chill vibe that still makes me contemplate about life.

This album is only consisting of 10 very well written songs. If you know me, I’m more of a lyric person than a melody type of person when it comes to listening to songs. I don’t care if it’s catchy or not as long as I connected with the lyrics and if the lyrics is poetic enough that when you remove all the sounds and productions, it will still make sense and it will still be enjoyable to take in.

I compare Alec Benjamin with Ed Sheeran, he exerts that same energy in some level. He has a story based songs, and he writes all of his songs which I really admire from artists these days. If I am going to describe his sound, it’s a chill pop vibe and sad bops if that makes any sense. It’s the kind of songs that makes you bob your head, makes you think, and makes you sad but it’s relaxing at the same time.

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Some of my fave lyrics from the album:

I’m just a tenant, paying rent inside this body and I
Got two windows and those windows, well I’ll call them my eyes
I’m just going where the wind blows, I don’t get to decide.

Mind Is A Prison

Trying to light a match in the rain
Like flying a kite in a hurricane
Like riding a bike with no air or chain
On a broken road, it’s a losing game

Match In The Rain

I’m just being realistic, being honest with myself
I’ve tried being optimistic but it doesn’t seem to help

I’m Not A Cynic

I swear that I’m not a cynic, my glass just has no water in it today.

I’m Not A Cynic

Well, at first I thought I’d have to bear this weight by myself
But when my knees were getting weak and I was in need of help
You were there to take away the pain that I felt

Demons

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