Taylor Swift did one unexpected appearance in MTV Video Music Awards on August 29, and she shocked fans with her big announcement at the show. While accepting prize for Video of the Year for the Short Film “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)”, Taylor revealed that she was New album coming soon outside. She also said that she would provide more details at midnight, less than an hour away.
True to her promise, Taylor has announced the release of her upcoming 10th studio album, Midnight, at 12:00 on the dot. Although Taylor dropped some previously unheard songs with re-releases of Not fear and Red in 2021, this is her first full, new album since Always in 2020. Learn more about the recording below!
When does Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ come out?
While announcing her album at the VMAs, Taylor also revealed that Midnight will be released on October 21, 2022. She also shared the cover of the album, which contains a close-up image of her face. She is wearing sparkling blue eye shadow and holding a lighter. The cover also confirms that there will be 13 songs on the album.
In addition to the actual recording, Target will be releasing a Deluxe version of Midnight. The Deluxe record, called the “Lavender Edition,” includes two remixes and an additional bonus track. Taylor also kicked off September by announcing that Special Edition covers are available for Midnight. They went on sale within a week of the announcement.
Of course, Taylor is never small and always hides something in her work. On September 16, she revealed that if Midnight album and three Special Editions placed side by side in a square, the numbers on their back cover forming a clock. It’s all in the details!
Which song from ‘Midnights’?
On September 20, TikTok urged fans to view Taylor’s page on the app at midnight. That night, she released her new segment “Midnights Mayhem With Me”, which featured her reveal track title from Midnight album. After the first segment, Taylor continues “Midnights Mayhem With Me” at midnight every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, revealing one track at a time. She used a random lottery machine to decide which songs should be shared each day.
The first track that Taylor shared was track 13, called “Mastermind”. She followed it up with Track 8, called “Vigilante S***.” On September 26, she revealed Track 7, “Questions…?” and on September 28, she shared that Track 6 is called “Midnight Rain.” Friday, September 30th revealed about Track 2, which is “Maroon.”
What would ‘Midnight’s sound like?
Taylor took a step in another direction with her last two new albums, Folklore and Always, in 2020. The records feature a variety of indie/alternative sounds, different from her previous pop and country roots. Well, looks like we’re getting back to the POP genre on Midnight. The album is listed as a ‘pop’ record.
Taylor also shared some behind-the-scenes clips during the making Midnight on social networks. In the footage, Jack Antonoff appeared with her in the studio. Jack and Taylor have collaborated a lot on 1989, which was her first full foray into pop music. He is also the producer of many of her most fan-favorite pop songs. Some of the songs that Jack and Taylor have worked on include “Cruel Summer,” “Call It What You Want,” “Getaway Car,” and “Out Of The Woods,” so fans are looking forward to the vibe. that feeling in this recording.
Meanwhile, Taylor also gave some insight into the inspiration behind Midnight when she announced the album in August. She wrote: “We lie in love and fear, confused and in tears. “We stared at the walls and drank until they spoke again. We twirled around in our self-made cages and prayed that we weren’t – this very minute – about to make some life-changing fatal mistake. “
The message continued, “This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terror and sweet dreams. The floors we run and the demons we face. For all of us who have bounced around and decided to keep the lanterns lit and go searching – hoping that maybe just when the clock strikes twelve… we’ll see ourselves again. me. Midnightstories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life, coming out on October 21. Meet me at midnight. “
Based on Taylor’s message, it looks like Midnight will tell different stories throughout her life, and not just from her last album until now. However, she has yet to reveal the specific inspiration behind any of the songs.
What’s going on with Taylor Swift’s re-records?
Since Taylor is in the middle re-released some of her records when she announced Midnight, many are wondering the timeline for the rest of those recordings. To date, Taylor has dropped two re-recorded albums, Not fear and Redwhich means she has four more to go: Taylor Swift, Speak Now, 1989 and Reputation.
Taylor released full re-recorded versions of “This Love” and “Wildest Dreams” from 1989, as well as a clip from the new version of “Bad Blood”. This makes fans believe 1989 (Taylor’s version)) will be her next record. However, without any warning, Taylor dropped Midnight bomb us instead!
The truth of the matter is, like many things with Taylor… we simply don’t know! We can expect her for Midnight some time to marinate before the next record is released, but a timeline has yet to be shared.
Taylor is re-recording her first six discs so she can win a Master for Music. She tried to buy Master from her old record label, Big Machine, but was denied the right to do so by the head of the label. Scott Borchetta, who discovered Taylor as a teenager. Instead of just letting Taylor buy the Master’s apartment, Scott wanted her to record six new albums for Big Machine to earn back the rights to each album. Taylor didn’t want to make that deal so she left Big Machine in 2018, and in 2020, she started the re-recording process.