Taylor Swift Reveals ‘Midnights’ Album During 2022 VMAs Speech – Billboard


Taylor Swift has a new album – as in, no re-recorded album, a new ones album.

The superstar made the huge announcement while taking home the final MTV Video Music Award on Sunday night (Aug. 28) at the Prudential Center in Newark. While accepting the video of the year award — the third of her career, a VMAs record — for her short film “All Too Well,” Swift revealed her next full-length will be out October 21.

“I thought it might be a nice time to tell you that my brand new album will be out on October 21,” said Swift. “And I’ll tell you more at midnight.”

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Following a countdown on TaylorSwift.com, the celebrated singer-songwriter did just that. “midnightthe stories of 13 sleepless nights spanning my life will appear on October 21. Meet me at midnight,” Swift wrote on her Instagram (her website, unsurprisingly, crashed at midnight as fans flocked to see the reveal).

“We lie awake in love and fear, in turmoil and in tears. We stare at walls and drink until they talk back. We’re spinning in our homemade cages and praying we’re not — right now — about to make a fatal life-changing mistake,” Swift wrote alongside a photo of herself rocking her head in a darkened room. “This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through horrors and sweet dreams. The floors we pace on and the demons we face. For all of us who toss and turn and have decided to leave the lanterns on and start looking – in the hope that maybe when the clock strikes twelve we will meet ourselves.”

The upcoming album will be Swift’s first since ‘s critically acclaimed one-two punch Folklore and Forevera pivot towards indie folk that was secretly recorded in the early days of the pandemic and released in the second half of 2020. Folklore and Forever were both nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys, at the 2021 and 2022 ceremonies respectively; Folklore won the top prize, giving Swift a record three career wins in the category.

After the release of Forever in December 2020, Swift began rolling out the re-recorded versions of her first six studio albums, a project she announced in 2019 after being unable to buy back her master recordings. Fearless (Taylor’s version) and Red (Taylor’s version)the first two re-recorded albums, scored two of the biggest debuts of 2021 on the Billboard 200.

The 10-minute version of Red Fan favorite “All Too Well” topped the Hot 100 chart upon its release last November. Swift has yet to announce the release of her next re-recorded album, although multiple “Taylor’s Version” tracks from 1989including ‘Bad Blood’ and ‘Wildest Dreams’, have been revealed in recent months.

Swift appeared at the 2022 VMAs with five nominations, all for the But too good short film she directed last year and won three awards, including best full-length video and best director. Swift had previously won the Video of the Year trophy twice, for “Bad Blood” and “You Need To Calm Down” visuals in 2015 and 2019, respectively.

See the IG announcement below.

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