As the clock struck midnight early Monday, Taylor Swift took to the streets—Instagram and Twitter, that’s—to let the world know: one other album is coming.
This one, titled Midnights, will inform “the tales of 13 sleepless nights” scattered all through Swift’s life, and can come out at midnight, aptly, on Oct. 21.
Right here’s all the pieces we all know to this point about Swift’s new album.
On the Video Music Awards on Sunday night time, the pop star received video of the 12 months for “All Too Nicely (10 Minute Model) (Taylor’s Model),” starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien.
“I do know with 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,” Swift mentioned in her acceptance speech. “As a result of I wouldn’t be capable of re-record my albums if it weren’t for you. You emboldened me to try this.”
“And I had type of made up my thoughts that, when you have been going to be this beneficiant and provides us this, I believed it is perhaps a enjoyable second to let you know that my brand-new album comes out October 21,” she continued. “And I’ll let you know extra at midnight.”
The Launch Date
As we very effectively know by now, there aren’t any things like coincidences for Taylor Swift. Whereas Oct. 21 might not appear to carry any particular significance, the date does coincide with a number of different popular culture milestones.
Maybe most importantly, the film My Policeman—starring Harry Types, who Swift previously dated—releases on Oct. 21. Followers have speculated that the 2014 monitor “Type” off of the 1989 album was about Swift’s relationship with Types.
Kim Kardashian’s birthday additionally falls on Oct. 21—one other movie star determine who Swift has seemingly written about up to now, with 2020’s “lengthy story brief” off of evermore. (The pair got here into battle in 2016, when Kardashian posted a collection of movies on Snapchat during which her then-husband, Kanye West, overtly mentioned mentioning Swift on his 2016 music “Well-known.”)
And perhaps most innocuously, Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen is scheduled to launch her latest album, The Loneliest Time, additionally on Oct. 21.
As disclosed in Swift’s late-night posts, the tracklist of 13 songs is at the moment labeled precisely as such: Aspect A consists of “Observe One,” “Observe Two,” “Observe Three,” “Observe 4,” “Observe 5” and “Observe Six” and Aspect B consists of “Observe Seven” by way of “Observe 13.” (An admirably concise lineup for an artist like Swift, whose final album, Pink (Taylor’s Model), contained a minimum of 30 songs.)
“We lie awake in love and in concern, in turmoil and in tears,” Swift captioned her announcement submit on Instagram. “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 stays unclear whether or not Swift will rename the tracks to one thing a bit extra particular, however as some have speculated, the paradox of the titles falls in step with the nonchalant option to stylize every title on evermore and folkmore in lowercase.
“It is a assortment of music written in the midst of the night time, a journey by way of terrors and candy desires,” Swift continued within the caption. “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, when it releases, will mark Swift’s third album (after evermore and folkmore) produced throughout the pandemic—5 albums when you embody the 2 not too long ago re-released “Taylor’s variations” (Pink (Taylor’s Model) and Fearless (Taylor’s Model).) The singer-songwriter may even quickly have 4 albums (together with Midnights) which have but to be toured.
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