Taylor Swift stunned followers Sunday evening 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 to disclose the identify 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. It is a assortment of music written in the midst of the evening, a journey by means of 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 perhaps, when the clock strikes twelve … we’ll meet ourselves.
“Midnights, the tales of 13 sleepless nights scattered all through my life, will likely 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 capable of make this brief movie if it weren’t for you, the followers,” she mentioned, accepting for “All Too Effectively (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 try this. And I had form of made up my thoughts that in case you 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, seems to emulate old style LP jackets during which the songs are listed on the entrance cowl — however for present functions, she simply has them listed as “Observe One,” “Observe 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.
Not like different current famous person releases, the place the celebrities had been at the very least recognized to be at work within the studio previous to their initiatives being introduced, Swift had stored this one utterly below wraps till now. Lots of her followers had been anticipating to see one other version in her “Taylor’s Model” collection of re-recordings of her Massive Machine catalog earlier than the top 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 in the course of 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 convey her again extra according to 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 will likely be in or whether or not Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff will likely be again as producers.