Anything and everything about Taylor Swift’s upcoming album ‘Midnights’


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Taylor Swift attends the “All Too Well” New York premiere on Nov. 12, 2021, in New York City.

Mckenna Smith, Reporter

Taylor Swift stuns her fans at this year’s MTV music awards with an announcement of her new upcoming album. Releasing on Oct. 21, fans have little to no information about its contents, leaving them to speculate about the album’s release. Here’s everything listeners need to know about Swift’s upcoming album, “Midnights.”

Swift first announced the album during her acceptance speech after winning video of the year for her self-directed “All Too Well” short film. She ended her speech by saying, “I thought it might be a fun moment to tell you that my brand new album comes out Oct. 21.”

As speculation grew, not many suspected a new album announcement, yet Swift took everyone by surprise during her speech. The next day, on Swift’s Instagram, she gave fans three different cover arts for the album, the set number of songs, and the album’s meaning.

She also tweeted out, “Midnights, the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life, will be out Oct. 21. Meet me at midnight.” Although fans were hoping for a re-release of her rebellious and angsty “Reputation” album, it seems like we will be getting a much somber and heart-wrenching album. 

This announcement was a complete shock to every fan who tuned in to the award show that night as they had all been expecting a different announcement that night considering other factors of Swift’s appearance at the VMA’s.

Including, a Tiktok user, with the handle of @thethriftyswiftie, pointed out that “Swift’s 2022 VMAs look bore a striking similarity to the one she wore in 2009, the year Kanye West infamously intercepted her acceptance speech.” This was the year that Swift won video of the year for her “Love Story” video. During the interception, West went on stage and announced she didn’t deserve this award. 

US weekly also chimed in to say, “The outfit choice caused some fans to think it was a subtle reaction to Swift being able to officially re-record and re-release ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ as of August 23” further perpetuating that notion.

This had fans thinking that she was going to announce something big but they never expected something as big as a whole new album.

Although we don’t know much about this album, the wait isn’t too long. So, keep listening to Taylor Swift’s other albums and stay tuned for more updates.