Less than five months after Taylor Swift surprise-released “Folklore,” which she conceived and recorded wholly within pandemic isolation, comes a follow-up album, “Evermore,” on which she works with many of the same collaborators, including Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff and Justin Vernon.
Swift continues the sonic and lyrical approaches of “Folklore”: writing about subjects other than herself, dabbling in production more abstruse than the pop music that made her famous.
On this week’s Popcast, a conversation about the year in Taylor Swift, and the ways “Evermore” deepens Swift’s move away from conventional pop — but for how long?
Joe Coscarelli, The New York Times’s pop music reporter
Caryn Ganz, The New York Times’s pop music editor
Jon Pareles, The New York Times’s chief pop music critic