Taylor Swift borrowed a few seconds from her Speech by MTV VMAs for Video of the Year to Drop a Bomb: Her 10th Album, Midnight, will take place in two months, on October 21. Speaking to her fans, she said, “I’ve decided that if you guys are as generous and give us this,” referring to to the Video of the Year awards, “I thought it might be an exciting moment to tell you that my brand new album is coming out on October 21st. And I’ll tell you more at half-time. night “. Soon after, she changed her social media profile to “meet me in the middle of the night”, to create hype for the launch. The phrase quickly became a trending hashtag on Twitter.
When 12 a.m. returned, Swift gave more details on what to expect with her 10th studio album — and revealed album art.
Up front, everything we know about the project.
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When will the album come out?
Swift revealed a release date before anything else at the MTV VMAs: Friday, October 21, 2022. It will likely be a midnight release like her other previous works. , especially with its name. Fan shown October 21, 2022 coincides with Kim Kardashian’s birthday. But more remarkable are the numbers that add up to: 10 + 2 + 1 = 13, the number of Swift’s beloved and popular easter eggs and the number of songs above. Midnight.
Is this album another re-recording?
No, Swift’s October 21st album will be a new original work. In Midnight Announcement, Swift has not resolved when she will release her re-records 1989 and Reputation.
What songs are on the album? Which one will be single?
Swift hasn’t shared the tracklist yet, only knowing that the album will feature a total of 13 new songs. During the midnight album announcement, she gave a little detail about their contents: “Midnights, the story of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life, will be out on October 21. Meet me at midnight.” She has yet to announce her first single.
What is the album about? Are the songs based on Swift’s life?
When Swift announced the project, she explained the premise and theme for her work. She writes:
We lie awake in love and fear, confused and in tears. We stared at the walls and drank until they spoke again. We spin in our self-made age and pray that we’re not — right now — about to make some life-changing fateful mistake.
This is a music anthology written in the middle of the night, a journey through horror and sweet dreams. The floors we run and the demons we face. For all of us who have thrown back and forth and decided to keep the lanterns lit and go searching — hoping that only maybe, when the clock strikes twelve… we will meet again. self.
Midnights, the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life, will premiere on October 21. Meet me at midnight.
Will Swift tour this album?
Swift has yet to announce any tour dates. Her final announcement related to the tour is in February 2021, mentioning her Lover Fest tour dates have been canceled and explaining why she has no plans to reschedule them. Then she wrote:
I love coming here to tell you good news or to share a new project with you. It’s not my favorite thing in the world to have to tell you news that makes me sad. I’m sorry, but I can’t reschedule shows we’ve postponed. Although there have been refunds since we first postponed the Lover Fest shows, many of you still have your tickets and I also think we can reschedule.
This is an unprecedented pandemic that has changed everyone’s plans and no one knows what the touring landscape will look like in the near future. I’m very disappointed that I won’t be able to see you as soon as I want. I miss you terribly and can’t wait until we can all be safe at concerts together again. – Taylor Swift
Are there pre-orders? What about goods?
You wouldn’t expect Taylor Swift to be caught unprepared, would you? Of course Pre-orders are available–and have goods! Fans can buy Midnight in vinyl, CD or cassette, in addition to the standard digital version. Both the vinyl and CD sets come with unique artwork/photography and a collectible booklet. There is no answer for folklore copse only available on TaylorSwift.com…but we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as a drop.
There are many album covers for Midnight?
Sure. Swift ends August to share three special edition covers in addition to Midnight‘main cover. “August may have passed but September brings 3 new special edition covers!” Swift wrote. “Pre-order the Midnights collection cd and unique color vinyl now… 💁♀️🌌”
Here’s a closer look at all the variations: Emerald Green, Blood Moon, and Mahogany:
Does Taylor Swift provide any previews of Midnight?
On Friday, September 16, Swift posted a TikTok She captioned: “The creation Midnight.“The montage gave many hints to fans about the album’s production process. Clips in the video include shots of Swift on the keyboard, vocal recordings, and spending some quality time with her cat Benjamin and wandering through a snowstorm.
But the clips also reveal a glimpse of producer Jack Antonoff, seemingly confirming that he will again be a producer on Swift’s album. Diversity reported that TikTok included a shot of Antonoff’s studio.
In another recent TikTokSwift explains to fans that there are four different album covers for Midnightand when they are put together, they form a clock to “help you tell the time”.
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