Gobbledygeek episode 425, “evermore (feat. Joseph Lewis),” is available for listening or download right here, on Spotify, and on Apple Podcasts.
‘Tis the damn season. Last summer, we convened the Three Heathens–Paul, Arlo, and A/V writer-director Joseph Lewis–to discuss Taylor Swift’s first surprise album of 2020, Folklore. It was surprising not only for the nature of its release but for the folk pop/singer-songwriter shift it marked, becoming the finest achievement of Swift’s career. On her second surprise album of 2020, Evermore, she may have equaled that achievement. The Heathens are back to discuss the progression of Swift’s Joni Mitchell phase, as her lyrics become more reflective and complex. They’re strengthened by producer/co-writer Aaron Dessner’s sonic palette, introducing new sounds to Swift’s oeuvre. It’s true, the boys go a little off the rails into Lynch references, but one thing is undeniable: the more we say, the less you know. Plus, a discussion of the Disney+ making-of/concert film Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions.
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- 00:00:37 – Intro / Guest
- 00:03:40 – Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions
- 00:16:47 – Evermore
- 02:36:36 – Outro / Next
- Every Literary Reference in Taylor Swift’s folklore and evermore Explained, by Jack Ben Edwards
- “Willow” by Taylor Swift, evermore (2020)
- “Champagne Problems” by Taylor Swift, evermore (2020)
- “‘Tis the Damn Season” by Taylor Swift, evermore (2020)
- “Should’ve Said No” by Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift (2008)
- “No Body, No Crime (feat. HAIM)” by Taylor Swift, evermore (2020)
- “No Body, No Crime (The No Hugo, No Stiglitz Remix)” by Joe Lewis
- “Coney Island (feat. The National)” by Taylor Swift, evermore (2020)
- “Ivy” by Taylor Swift, evermore (2020)
- “Cowboy Like Me” by Taylor Swift, evermore (2020)
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