The new album, Midnights, is coming in October.
This weekend saw another momentous victory for hit musician Taylor Swift at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. At the show, Swift made history as the very first three-time winner of the coveted award for Video of the Year. After taking the award in 2015 with Bad Blood and in 2019 with You Need to Calm Down, Swift has completed a music video hat trick with All Too Well: The Short Film. Amusingly, All Too Well: The Short Film is also the longest music video to ever win Video of the Year, clocking in at 10 minutes in length.
During Swift’s acceptance speech for the award, she decided to drop a fun surprise on the audience. “I had sort of made up my mind that, if you were going to be this generous and give us this, I thought it might be a fun moment to tell you that my brand-new album comes out Oct. 21. And I will tell you more at midnight.”
Sure enough, at midnight, Swift announced her 10th studio album, Midnight, which Swift has described as “the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life.”
Midnights, the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life, will be out October 21. Meet me at midnight.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 29, 2022
“We lie awake in love and in fear, in turmoil and in tears,” Swift explained in a tweet. “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. 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 search — hoping that just maybe, when the clock strikes twelve … we’ll meet ourselves.”