Midnights: Taylor Swifts Next Album

During the MTV Music Awards Ceremony in August, Taylor Swift announced “Midnights,” her next studio album. ​​

Midnights would be Taylor’s tenth studio album. And before you wonder, no, this time, it won’t be one of her re-recorded albums.

If there’s one singer that loves surprises, it’s undoubtedly Taylor Swift. After the surprise drops of Evermore and Folklore, Swift stated how she’d be having fun dropping Easter eggs regarding the track titles, one at a time. The track titles were released in a TikTok video series Midnights Mayhem With Me, to drum up the anticipation. 

Taylor reveals one song from the 13-song trackless through a tongue-in-cheek bingo machine and numbered balls. The TikTok strategy was praised by critics, who called it a smart way to market her music given the app’s popularity for making music spontaneously viral.

The first song Swift revealed was the last track on the album, ‘Mastermind’. Thirteen is known to be Swift’s lucky number, as she was born on December 13, 1989. 

 So far, the revealed titles include:

  1. “Midnight Rain.”
  2. “Question…?”
  3. “Vigilante S—“
  4. “Mastermind”
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Taylor Swift @ Midnights Republic

Swift described the album as the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout her life and stated how they are a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams.

Track number six is Midnight Rain. As per Taylor’s statement, there are few things as calming as rain in the middle of the night.

The album can be pre-saved now on Spotify and Apple Music. Physical copies, including vinyl, CD, or cassette tape, can be pre-ordered on Taylor’s website here. All formats will ship on release day. 

The album most likely contains exploit content like her latest releases, and the fact the track number contains a swear word in its title seems to point towards that direction. It would mark the first time Taylor uses a swear word.

Fans theorized the album would be giving 80/90’s vibes, due to the aesthetic used by Swift in the video series and the few images she’s published. 

Midnights will represent “the floors we pace and the demons we face,” and her cryptic statements seem to hint at a mix of light and dark tones in her melodies. Taylor will return to more personal subjects in her songs, a theme she had departed from in her last two albums, Folklore and Evermore.

To say Swifties were overjoyed would be an understatement. Even non-Taylor fans were infected by the enthusiasm.