Taylor Swift made a major announcement while collecting the final award at tonight’s Video Music Awards on MTV.
While accepting the video of the year award for “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version),” the singer revealed that more music was on the way.
“I had decided that if you were going to be so generous and give us this, I thought it might be a fun time to tell you that my new album comes out on October 21st,” said the singer, who wore a sparkly Oscar de la Renta dress, said.
Swift then promised that more details would be available at midnight after the awards telecast.
As Swift said, more details emerged, including the album’s name, “Midnights.”
This is Swift’s first new album since her two surprise albums, “Folklore” and “Evermore,” dropped on two unannounced dates in 2020. She also released a song, “Carolina,” to accompany the 2022 film “Where the Crawdads Sing.”
In 2021, he released a re-recorded version of his 2021 album “Red”, which contained previously unreleased music from the vault and extended versions of famous songs, such as “All Too Well”. The re-recording followed a public dispute with his former label, Big Machine, and the executive. Brown Scooter. His intention is to record his previous works in order to possess the masters.
“I’m very proud of what we did and I know that… we wouldn’t have been able to make this short film if it wasn’t for you, the fans. I wouldn’t be able to re-record my albums if it wasn’t for you. You encouraged me to do that,” he said in his speech.
Swift also recognized a landmark moment for the Video of the Year category.
“I am very encouraged by the fact that, for the first time in VMA history, four of the directors nominated in the Video of the Year category are women,” he said.
Swift also picked up the award for Best Long Form Video and Best Editing, both for “All Too Well.”