Everything to Know About Taylor Swift's Midnights Album

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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 28: Taylor Swift arrives at 2022 MTV VMAs at Prudential Center on August 28, 2022 in Newark, N. (Photo by Gotham/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 28: Taylor Swift arrives at 2022 MTV VMAs at Prudential Center on August 28, 2022 in Newark, N. (Photo by Gotham/WireImage)

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Taylor Swift is entering a new music era!

After taking home video of the year at the MTV VMAs, the singer announced her plans for a brand-new album set to release later this year, titled Midnights.

"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. 21st," Swift said in her speech before teasing that she would be releasing more details at midnight.

In a post shared on her social media, Swift later confirmed the title of the upcoming album is Midnights.

"Midnights, the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life, will be out Oct. 21. Meet me at midnight," she wrote online.

Taylor Swift's Midnights back
Taylor Swift's Midnights back

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Swift's recent album announcement comes almost a year after she released Red (Taylor's Version) in November 2021.

After Scooter Braun bought Swift's former record label Big Machine — and with it, the masters to Swift's first six albums — the singer shared that she would be re-recording her entire catalog so that she would own her art in August 2019. (Braun has since sold the masters to a private equity firm but continues to profit off them.)

Since then, she has rerecorded two of her first six albums, including Red (Taylor's Version) and Fearless (Taylor's Version), which was released in April 2021.

Here's everything to know about Swift's upcoming tenth studio album.

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What is Taylor Swift's Midnights album about?

Swift revealed that the album is a "collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams."

"For all of us who have tossed and turned and decided to keep the lanterns lit and go searching — hoping that just maybe, when the clock strikes twelve ... we'll meet ourselves," she wrote online.

"Midnights, the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life, will be out Oct. 21. Meet me at midnight."

What is the cover art for Taylor Swift's Midnights album?

Swift shared the official cover art for the new album, which shows her striking a lighter as she dons shimmery blue eyeshadow. She is also releasing three variant album covers titled jade green, blood moon, and mahogany.

Taylor Swift's Midnights
Taylor Swift's Midnights

Courtesy Republic Records Taylor Swift's Midnights

How many songs will be on Taylor Swift's Midnights album?

Swift confirmed that there will be 13 (her lucky number!) new songs on the album. Through a TikTok series titled Midnights Mayhem, Swift has slowly been unveiling the entire tracklist for the album. So far, the song titles include "Maroon," "Anti-Hero," "Midnight Rain," "Question…?" "Vigilante Shit" and "Mastermind."

There will also be a deluxe version of the album available at Target, which will include three bonus tracks.

What is the genre for Taylor Swift's Midnights album?

Though there have been a lot of theories about the album's genre, ranging from soft rock to indie, the album is listed as pop on Target's website.

Will there be any collaborations on Taylor Swift's Midnights album?

In a video shared on social media, Swift confirmed that producer Jack Antonoff collaborated on the new album as they're shown in the studio together.

There has already been a lot of speculation surrounding Swift's upcoming album, including potential collaborations, and her recent video sent fans searching for more possible Easter eggs.

Most recently, a possible leaked track of the album listing began making the rounds on social media, prompting rumors that Swift was slated to collab with Stevie Nicks, Lana Del Rey and The 1975.

However, 1975 frontman Matty Healy later shut down those rumors, saying, "I would love that! But unfortunately FAKE NEWS :("

When will Taylor Swift's Midnights album be released?

During her MTV VMAs video of the year acceptance speech on Aug. 28, Swift revealed that her new album will be coming out on Oct. 21.