In July of 2020, Taylor Swift (who is notoriously meticulous for planning her albums) threw her millions of fans a serious curveball when she surprised released her eighth studio album, folklore. The album came less than a year after her previous album, Lover, and thanks to her collaboration with Aaron Dessner (of The National fame), sounded unlike anything Swift had released before. But folklore was just the tip of the iceberg for Swift.
Knowing that she wouldn’t be able to hold a true concert for her fans for quite some time, Swift also released a film where she, Dessner, and Jack Antonoff all met up for the first time and played folklore in its entirety which she dubbed Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions. Unbeknownst to, Swifties, the “Holy Ground” singer was also working on songs for what would become her ninth studio album, evermore, while she was recording the aforementioned film.