evermore is the fifteenth and also the title track of Taylor's ninth album evermore. It was released on December 11, 2020. It features Bon Iver.
Meaning and Background
"There's sort of a meaning to the months and the feelings that are mentioned. One of the meaning is that I wrote this song and the lyrics when we were coming up to the election and I didn't know what was going to happen. I was almost preperating for the worst to happen and trying to see some sort of glimmer at the end of the tunnel. The song goes through walking through the forest barefoot in the middle of winter or standing on the balcony and letting the icy wind just hit you and you're catching your death. Then in the last chorus, the person goes inside and is finally warm and safe. It's about sort of the process of finding hope again, but it also reflected back to an experience I had that was pretty life-altering. When I went through a lot of bad stuff in 2016, like July, November, all those times were just taking it day by day to get through, trying to find some glimmer of hope through all of that. I was coming from both of these perspectives, and we wrote it the exact same way we did exile where Joe [Alwyn] did the piano and I based the vocal melody on the piano and we sent it to Justin (from Bon Iver) who then added that bridge. Joe had written the piano part so the tempo speech up and it changes, the music completely changes to a different tempo in the bridge and Justin really latched onto that. He hundrerd procent embraced it and wrote this beautiful, sort of the clutter of all your anxieties in your head and they're all speaking at once. Then we got the bridge back and I wrote this narrative of when I was shipwrecked I thought of you. That sort of thing where there was this beacon of hope and in the end you realize the pain wouldn't be forever, it could get better. So that was why I wanted to end it there."- Taylor about evermore
- Taylor's boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, co-wrote the song and played piano on it.
- Taylor Swift: folklore, evermore and Songwriting | Apple Music Awards 2020 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQacWbsLbS4