Taylor Swift’s Title Track on her Second Surprise Album “Evermore” is About Coming Home in Our Heart
The news is bursting with amazing reviews for Taylor Swift’s second unexpected album of 2020 called “Evermore”. Let’s take a closer look at the very last of 17 tracks after which the album is named.
“Evermore” is a beautifully open spaced piano ballad built on a simple repetitive piano melody, every now and then soft and subtle drums reminding of a heart beat will add some more movement. The lyrics take us on a journey from loneliness and feeling lost: "Guess I'm feeling unmoored, can’t remember what I used to fight for” to hopefulness of finding that something that will lead to solace and comfort, that will make everything ok: ”I dreamed of you, it was real enough to get me through”. The song moves from not seeing a way out, to feeling like “this pain wouldn’t be for evermore” after all. It’s a collaboration with the brilliant Bon Iver, whose fragile vocals couldn’t be more perfect for the track. Taylor starts with the first verses, Bon Iver takes over and then they duet over each other and into one another in the very last part of the five minute piece as they both find hope in dreaming of that life saving someone. One quote from Taylor’s essay about the album captures this song especially: "I loved the escapism I found in these imaginary/not imaginary tales. I loved the ways you welcomed the dreamscapes and tragedies and epic tales of love lost and found."