Surprise! Taylor Swift is dropping a new album tonight to celebrate her 31st birthday. The singer wrote on Twitter, “I’m elated to tell you that my 9th studio album, and folklore’s sister record, will be out tonight at midnight eastern. It’s called evermore.”

Swift’s surprise summer release of the stripped-down folk-inspired folklore generated not only a lot of buzz but a whole bunch of Grammy nominations for the singer.

While many of us promised to put our quarantine time to good use but mostly watched Netflix, Swift took the time to collaborate virtually with other musicians and recorded the record at home.

However, she said it turned out one record was just not enough. “To put it plainly, we just couldn’t stop writing songs. To try and put it more poetically, it feels like we were standing on the edge of the folklorian woods and had a choice: to turn and go back or to travel further into the forest of this music. We chose to wander deeper in.”

 

 

The former teen country superstar said she’s been looking forward to turning 31. “Ever since I was 13, I’ve been excited about turning 31 because it’s my lucky number backwards, which is why I wanted to surprise you with this now. You’ve all been so caring, supportive and thoughtful on my birthdays and so this time I thought I would give you something!”

She shared a track list from the new album, which features 15 songs on the standard edition and 17 on the deluxe. Swift said she hoped the release would cheer her fans during the holiday season. “I also know this holiday season will be a lonely one for most of us and if there are any of you out there who turn to music to cope with missing loved ones the way I do, this is for you.”