Taylor Swift Publicizes All-New Album, ‘Midnights’ for Fall 2022

August 29, 2022

Taylor Swift stunned followers Sunday night time with the announcement of an all-new album, “Midnights,” set to return out Oct. 21. The reveal of the album got here throughout her climactic speech on the MTV Video Music Awards, as she accepted an award for video of the 12 months, though she waited till midnight ET to disclose the title of the forthcoming file on her social media, together with not-quite-complete album artwork.

“We lie awake in love and in worry, in turmoil and in tears,” she wrote. “We stare at partitions and drink till they communicate again. We twist in our self-made cages and pray that we aren’t – proper this minute – about to make some fateful life-altering mistake. This can be a assortment of music written in the midst of the night time, a journey by terrors and candy goals. The flooring we tempo and the demons we face. For all of us who’ve tossed and turned and determined to maintain the lanterns lit and search around – hoping that simply
possibly, when the clock strikes twelve … we’ll meet ourselves.

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“Midnights, the tales of 13 sleepless nights scattered all through my life, shall be out October 21. Meet me at midnight.”

Earlier, on the shut of the awards present, Swift mentioned, “You guys, I’m simply so proud of what we made, and I now that each second of this second that we wouldn’t have been in a position to make this brief movie if it weren’t for you, the followers,” she mentioned, accepting for “All Too Properly (10-Minute Model).” “As a result of I wouldn’t be capable of re-record my album [‘Red (Taylor’s Version),’ which included the winning song] if it weren’t for you. You emboldened me to do this. And I had kind of made up my thoughts that if you happen to had been going to be this beneficiant and provides us this, I assumed it may be a enjoyable second to let you know that my brand-new album comes out Oct. 21. And I’ll let you know extra at midnight.”

The album artwork for “Midnights,” as introduced, appears to emulate old school LP jackets through which the songs are listed on the entrance cowl — however for present functions, she simply has them listed as “Monitor One,” “Monitor Two” and so forth, as much as 13.

Not like her different current releases, the place the vinyl got here out months after the digital variations due to the sneak assaults and pressing-plant backups, the product web page for “Midnights” signifies that the LP model — pressed in a moonstone blue marbled version — will ship on the Oct. 21 date that each different version comes out.

“Album cowl for Taylor Swift’s “Midnights”

Not like different current celebrity releases, the place the celebrities had been at the very least identified to be at work within the studio previous to their tasks being introduced, Swift had saved this one utterly beneath wraps till now. Lots of her followers had been anticipating to see one other version in her “Taylor’s Model” sequence of re-recordings of her Huge Machine catalog earlier than the tip of the 12 months. However this launch will consist solely of recent materials — her first such album since “Folklore” and “Evermore” each got here out as shock releases 5 months aside in 2020.

Since these final two unique albums got here out of the identical burst of inventive vitality working with the identical producers throughout the pandemic, there’s been curiosity as to no matter she would transfer on to subsequent would proceed in that extra subdued, acoustic, Americana vein, or carry her again extra in step with the pure pop of 2019’s “Lover” and the albums that preceded it. The singer has not but revealed what model the brand new album shall be in or whether or not Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff shall be again as producers.