Evermore (stylized in all lowercase) is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on December 11, 2020, through Republic Records, less than five months after Swift's eighth studio album, Folklore (2020). A product of Swift's extended collaboration with her Folklore producer Aaron Dessner, Evermore is a conceptual sequel to its predecessor, both being surprise albums announced hours before release. Swift described Evermore as a "sister album" to Folklore.
Expanding on its predecessor's indie/folk sound, Evermore is a wintry alternative rock and chamber rock album built around sparse arrangements of fingerpicked guitars, smooth pianos and strings. Its lyricism revolves around both fictitious and non-fictitious themes of love, marriage, infidelity, noir and grief, elaborated in form of third-person narratives and impressionist storytelling. It features guest appearances from American bands Bon Iver, Haim, and the National. Evermore received universal acclaim from music critics, who praised its character dynamics and experimental production, with many dubbing it a contrasting companion to Folklore. Evermore appeared on many year-end best albums lists of 2020.
Evermore reached number-one in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It opened atop the Billboard 200, making Swift the first woman in US history to amass eight consecutive number-one debuts on the chart. All 15 of the album's tracks entered the Billboard Hot 100 in the same week, led by the lead single "Willow", which became the seventh number-one single of her career and her second number-one single in 2020 after "Cardigan"; Swift became the first act to simultaneously debut atop both US Billboard 200 and Hot 100 charts twice. She also broke the record for the shortest gap between two number-one albums in Australia, and the fastest woman to collect six number-one albums in the UK. Republic Records reported more than a million copies of Evermore sold in its first week globally.