Taylor Swift has shared a new remix of her recent single “Willow”, which you can check out below.
On Friday, December 11, Swift released her surprise new studio album Evermore, the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed Folklore. “Willow” is the project’s lead single, produced by The National‘s Aaron Dessner.
To mark her 31st birthday yesterday, Swift shared a remix of “Willow”, which she has dubbed the “dancing witch” version. Produced by Elvira Anderfjärd, the songwriter plays multiple instruments and provides background vocals on the track.
Evermore has been attracting widespread critical praise. In a five-star review of the album, NME‘s Hannah Mylrea wrote: “If Folklore is an introspective, romantic older sister, Evermore is the freewheeling younger sibling. “Folklore was Swift’s masterful songwriting spun through a very specific sonic palette; Evermore feels looser, with more experimentation, charm and musical shades at play.”
In the US, the LA Times wonders: “Has any A-list act utilized her involuntary time at home more fruitfully than Swift has?” Mikael Wood goes on: “There are some incredible songs here, none more impressive than ‘Tolerate It,’ a devastating account of a loving wife who no longer interests her husband; “Gold Rush,” about the torments of being in a relationship with a famous person; and “Champagne Problems,” which play-by-plays a rebuffed engagement offer with so much empathy that neither character ends up as the bad guy.”
USA Today calls evermore “spellbinding,” in a notice that calls it “a sister album that only crystallizes Swift’s strengths as a songwriter, as she moves further away from the candid autobiography that’s defined her music since her 2006 debut. Much of its 17 tracks are ‘mirrored or intersecting’ tales, Swift explains in the liner notes, dripping with murder and intrigue and tortured romance.” Variety’s Chris Willman sums up the record as Swift’s “second great album of 2020.”
Last week, Swift delivered an emotional speech after she was given the Icon Award at the Attitude Awards 2020. The singer shared the speech after receiving the prize at the ceremony virtually from Todrick Hall, promising to “always” advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.
Evermore is out now and can be bought here.