Taylor Swift Announces New Album ‘Midnights’ During VMAs Speech
Former The Voice Mega Mentor Taylor Swift has announced that she’s releasing a new album called Midnights in October. The singer shared the news during a speech at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards.
Taylor Swift Announces New Album ‘Midnights’
During Sunday’s ceremony, Swift won the award for Video of the Year for “All Too Well: The Short Film,” which she directed. The win is historic, as Swift is the first artist to win in the category three times. She previously won for “Bad Blood” and “You Need to Calm Down.”
“I had sort of made up my mind that if you were gonna be this generous, and give us this,” Swift told fans in her speech, “I thought it might be a fun moment to tell you that my brand new album comes out October 21. And I will tell you more at midnight.”
As promised, Swift later posted about the new project on social media, sharing that the 13-track album is called Midnights. The announcement came with an image of Swift wearing blue eyeshadow and staring at the flame on a lighter. She wrote that the album is “the story of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life.”
The New Album Releases the Same Day as Meghan Trainor
This is Swift’s tenth studio album, and her first totally new album since 2020’s Folklore. In the time since, she’s also released re-recorded versions of her albums Fearless and Red, as well as the song “Carolina” from the movie Where the Crawdads Sing.
Talent show fans will have a lot to listen to on October 21. Swift’s release will drop alongside Meghan Trainor’s new album Takin’ It Back. The Clash of the Cover Bands judge announced that date earlier this year.
In June, Trainor released the lead single for the project, called “Bad For Me.” This will be the singer’s fifth studio album, and her first since 2020, when she released both Treat Myself and A Very Trainor Christmas.