It isn’t often Taylor Swift stops by the late night show press circuit, but last night, the singer appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and touched on several of the fan theories around evermore. The one she addressed most directly was whether she was planning a trilogy of albums, given the faded woodvale on album art from the folklore deluxe CD set. Swift’s albums folklore and evermore are sister albums. There’s no trilogy; there was just an honest mistake with the cover art.
“Okay, well, this takes a bit of explanation,” she started. “So I tend to be sort of annoyingly secret agent-y about dropping clues and hints and Easter eggs, and it’s very annoying but it’s fun for fans and it’s fun for me because they like to pick up on things. And they’ll notice lots of things in music videos or photos or whatever. And then sometimes, I take it too far. And I make a mistake and basically, when I was making folklore, the album that came out back in July, I was too afraid to even unveil the title of album to even my closest teammates and management. I didn’t tell anyone the album title until right before it came out. And so I came up with a fake code name that had the same amount of letters as folklore. Chose a random name, chose Woodvale, Wanted to see how it would look on the album covers, mocked them up, and then decided, ‘I don’t actually want to have a title on the album covers and we forgot to take the fake code name off of one of them. Yes, yes, [that’s true]. That’s what happened.”
“Like evermore had a code name, it was November,” she continued. “But we remembered to take it off all the mockups of the album covers before we released them this time, so we learned our lesson.”
Kimmel pressed her again on whether she would release a third album. That’s when she shut that down: “Jimmy, I’m so tired. I’m so exhausted. I’ve tired myself out,” she said. “I have nothing left.”
Later in the interview, Kimmel attempted to ask her about the origins of her boyfriend Joe Alwyn’s songwriter pseudonym, William Bowery. “Who chose that name? Did you choose that or did he?”
“He did,” Swift answered.
“Is there a meaning to that? Is it from the Bowery Hotel, I know people have speculated?” Kimmel followed up.
“You’ve got to ask him because it’s really more his story than it was mine, but yeah, he does a lot of—” Swift started to explain but unfortunately, Kimmel cut her off with a joke.
“All right, turn the camera around. Let’s see where he is,” he quipped. And that was the end of Swift’s discussion on that.
You can watch the interview in full below:
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