We need to calm down, but we just can’t! Just under an hour after winning video of the year at the 2022 MTV VMAs, Taylor Swift made fans’ dreams come true and confirmed more details about her upcoming new album. He had already teased the album’s existence during his second VMA acceptance speech (Swift also won best long-form video earlier on Sunday night) and told the crowd in Newark, New Jersey, which would be released on October 21.
In to Instagram post at midnight on August 29, Swift revealed the album’s title to be “Midnights”, along with the cover: a photo of the singer wearing heavy blue eye makeup and holding a lighter. “Midnights, the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life, will be out on October 21. Meet me at midnight,” she wrote in the caption.
A second slide features an image of Swift with her head in her hand and includes the text: “We lie awake in love and fear, in confusion and crying. We stare at the walls and drink until they answer us. We writhe in our cages made by ourselves and we pray that we are not, right now, about to make some fateful, life-changing mistake.” The note continues: “This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams. The floors we walk and the demons we face. For all of us who have turned around and decided to follow the lanterns they lit up and we went out looking, hoping that maybe, when the clock strikes twelve… we’ll find each other”.
Being a new album and not one of her long-awaited re-recordings, like “1989 (Taylor’s Version)”, it was another big surprise from the singer. The album will be Swift’s first all-new album since she released “Evermore” in December 2020. Her other most recent offerings were re-recordings: In 2021, she released “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” and “Red (Taylor’s Version),” the first two of six expected re-recorded albums. Swift also released the new single “Carolina” from the movie “Where the Crawdads Sing” in 2022.