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Everything We Know About Taylor Swift's New Album 'Midnights'

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By Kristin Myers on August 29, 2022 at 8:30 AM EDT
Updated on August 29, 2022 at 8:43 AM EDT

Singer Taylor Swift just made her fans' "Wildest Dreams" come true at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night.

She announced that a brand new album is going to come out on October 21, 2022, and rumor has it that it's going to be her most "experimental" album yet.

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What Is Taylor Swift's New Album 'Midnights' About And When Does It Come Out?

As the "Love Story" singer told her fans on Twitter, "Midnights, the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life, will be out October 21. Meet me at midnight."

Earlier this month, a source told The Sun that Taylor had been working on a brand new album while many fans have been anxiously awaiting the release of 1989 (Taylor's Version). The source claimed that Taylor Swift plans to "surprise fans with her most experimental album" to date and will give fans a "fresh take on her romance with actor Joe Alwyn" in this upcoming album.

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There Is Rumored To Be MANY Collaborations On Her New Album

Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift
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The insider told the publication "Taylor is enjoying the process of tinkering with new sounds and is set to showcase a range of genres on her next album, which will surprise her fans," adding, “It’ll also be her most collaborative album yet and she is eager to work with up-and-coming female artists and producers."

They also said that the "Mirrorball" singer invited "some friends" to collaborate with her, but no names have been announced.

"She recently invited some friends to write with her and the songs they came up with reminded her team of Stevie Nicks and Joan Armatrading," the insider said, adding, "Her fans are used to hearing about her break-ups but her outlook on romance has changed since being with Joe and this will come through in the music."

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Taylor Swift Is Excited To See More Women In The Industry

The insider's comments about how Taylor is "eager to work with up-and-coming female artists and producers" tracks with what the "Cruel Summer" said when she first announced the album during her VMAs acceptance speech for Video of the Year for her 2021 "All Too Well: The Short Film" on Sunday night.

“I’m so honored to have been recognized alongside such amazing artists and directors in this category,” she said after receiving her award. “I just want to say I’m so heartened by the fact that for the first time in VMA history four of the directors nominated in the Video of the Year category are women.”

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“You guys, I’m just so proud of what we made and I know with every second of this moment that we wouldn’t have been able to make this short film if it weren’t for you the fans. I wouldn’t be able to re-record my albums if it weren’t for you, you emboldened me to do that.”

“My brand new album comes out October 21,” she told the cheering crowd, adding that she was releasing a new album as a way of giving back to her fans for voting for her to win the Video of the Year award.

“I 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 my new album comes out Oct. 21, and I will tell you more at midnight,” she said. At midnight is when she released news of the album to her social media accounts.

Taylor Will Be Releasing A 'Clean' Version Of 'Midnights'

A Taylor Swift fan page was quick to point out that "Midnights" is going to be an explicit album, including shots of the "Clean" version available for preorder.

"Ohh she's gonna say f--- so many times," one fan commented.

"When one of the ‘sleepless nights’ is bc she was having s3x with Joe and it features their s3x tape," another fan ventured, although one fan replied, "That song exists. It's called Dress."

It sounds like fans are going to be revisiting a lot of Taylor's music until "Midnights" is released on October 21!


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A Taylor Swift fan page reported that the artwork that Taylor shared on her social media channels might not actually be the official album cover of "Midnights," according to a record store. They attached a screenshot from Beyond Vinyl that says, “Album artwork is a mock-up by the label and may differ on release!”

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