Taylor Swift could easily lie back and think of her bank balance, but instead she’s been a busy bean this year, now surprising us with a second 2020 album.

Entitled Evermore, not only does it rhyme with her earlier release Folklore, it’s being described as its sister album.

Taylor dropped the new via a series of tweets.

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.

I’ve never done this before. In the past I’ve always treated albums as one-off eras and moved onto planning the next one after an album was released. There was something different with Folklore. In making it, I felt less like I was departing and more like I was returning.

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 into your lives. So I just kept writing them.

And I loved creating these songs with Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff, WB, and Justin Vernon. We’ve also welcomed some new (and longtime) friends to our musical kitchen table this time around…”

If our calculations are correct, Evermore should go live at 4pm (AEDT) this afternoon.

Taylor Swift at JB Hi-Fi.