Taylor Swift Teases New Album “Midnights” At MTV Video Music Awards
Sunday night marked a historic night as Taylor Swift won the biggest award of the night, Video of the Year.
Her music video for “All Too Well: The Short Film” marked Swift’s third win in the category after previously winning for her videos “Bad Blood” in 2015 and “You Need To Calm Down” in 2019.
“I know with every second of this moment that we wouldn’t have been able to make this short film if it weren’t for you, the fans because I wouldn’t be able to rerecord my albums if it weren’t for you,” said Swift.
But along with the headlines covering her big win, she also surprised the world with the announcement that her next big album is on the way.
“I had sort of made up my mind that, if you were going to be this generous and give us this, I thought it might be a fun moment to tell you that my brand-new album comes out Oct. 21. And I will tell you more at midnight…” Swift said as she wrapped up her acceptance speech.
At the stroke of midnight, Swift made the official announcement on social media of the arrival of her 10th studio album.
Swift described the record as “the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life. This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams.”
“Midnights” marks Swift’s first full length album since her successful album “Folklore” which debuted in 2020 during the pandemic.
Other than “Folklore,” the only other piece of original music that she released was the song “Carolina” which was featured in the movie “Where the Crawdads Sing.”
The new LP is set to contain 13 tracks within it. “Midnights” will contain fewer songs than her last releases contained.
In 2020 when Swift dropped both “Folklore” and “Evermore,” both albums contained 16 and 15 songs on them respectively.
Her latest re-release of her 2012 album “Red” held 30 songs within the record.
Upon the end of the announcement online, Swift mentioned “For all of us who have tossed and turned and decided to keep the lanterns lit and go searching — hoping that just maybe, when the clock strikes twelve … we’ll meet ourselves.”
Only time will tell what Swift means by what she is teasing about her newest release and fans can find out when the album drops at midnight on Oct.21.
“Midnights” is now available on pre-order on four different formats: vinyl, CD, cassette and as a digital album.
Nikki Indelicato is a Contributing Reporter at The National Digest based in New York. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.