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Taylor Swift Announces ‘Midnights’ 2022 Album (Tracklist, Release Date, Features & More)

Taylor Swift won a grand award at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), Sunday, August 28, 2022. Taylor snagged the award for the best long-form video for “All Too Well: The Short Film (10-minute version).” But, Swifties might be the biggest winners yet, as Taylor Swift went on to announce her new album ‘Midnights’ during her acceptance speech.

“I thought it would be a fun moment to tell you that my new album comes out Oct. 21. I will tell you more at midnight.”

Of course, Taylor Swift hid the album name in this short speech, but she literally did go on to announce all the album details at midnight on August 28, 2022.

‘Midnights’ is the tenth studio album by Taylor Swift following her ‘evermore‘ and ‘folklore‘ album releases in 2020. The album comes during a rather silent period in Taylor’s career, after the pandemic and also her relationship with Joe Alwyn going steady. However, Taylor Swift has been busy behind-the-scenes, re-recording her first five albums and released ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)‘ and ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)‘ in 2021.

The new album is titled ‘Midnights’ because;

“This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams. The floors we pace and the demons we face. 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.”

We can already sense that Taylor Swift was wearing her exquisite songwriter pants when she wrote this album intro. We can only imagine how the songs will turn out to be. Taylor further went on to explain the inspiration behind the songs of ‘Midnights’;

“We lie awake in love and in fear, in turmoil and in tears. We stare at walls and drink until they speak back. We twist in our self-made cages and pray that we aren’t-right this minute-about to make some fateful life-altering mistake.”

Taylor Swift explains the inspiration behind 'Midnights' album songs (Image: Facebook.com/TaylorSwift)
Taylor Swift explains the inspiration behind ‘Midnights’ album songs (Image: Facebook.com/TaylorSwift)

Taylor Swift and the number 13 have a beautiful relationship. It is her lucky number. So, there is little surprise that the ‘Midnights’ album contains thirteen songs. The album is scheduled to release on October 21st–10th month and 2+1 = 13.

Another important hint from this announcement notice is that the album will contain stories from all throughout her life. So, we are likely to hear more heartbreak stories from Taylor’s past, doubt, insecurities, fears, family, and more. We might also hear stories from Taylor’s present–love and living the reclusive celebrity life.

Taylor Swift ‘Midnights’ Album Cover

The album artwork for ‘Mightnights’ shows a close-up of Taylor Swift with a lit lighter in front of her face. Playing with fire? Burning thoughts? A moth attracted to flames? It could signal a million things.

Taylor Swift 'Midnights' Album Artwork (Image: Facebook.com/TaylorSwift)
Taylor Swift ‘Midnights’ Album Artwork (Image: Facebook.com/TaylorSwift)

Taylor Swift ‘Midnights’ Album Tracklist

The tracklist titles are yet to be revealed. Only placeholder titles were released at the album announcement. However, there seem to be two sides to the album which could signify two paradigms in the stories on each side.

Side A

  1. Track One
  2. Track Two
  3. Anti-Hero [Track Three]
  4. Track Four
  5. Track Five
  6. Track Six

Side B

  1. Track Seven
  2. Vigilante Sh*t [Track Eight]
  3. Track Nine
  4. Track Ten
  5. Track Eleven
  6. Track Twelve
  7. Mastermind [Track Thirteen]

Taylor Swift ‘Midnights’ Album Release Date

The album is scheduled to release on October 21, 2022.

Stay tuned for a full album review upon release.

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