Evermore (stylized in all lowercase) is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on December 11, 2020, through Republic Records, less than five months after the singer's eighth studio album, Folklore. As the thematic sequel to its predecessor, Swift called Evermore the "sister record" of Folklore, both of them being surprise albums announced hours before launch. Evermore is an alternative rock, folk-pop and chamber rock record that blends wintry arrangements of fingerpicked guitars, soft pianos and sparse strings. Many publications placed Evermore on their year-end best albums lists of 2020.