It seems like Taylor Swift is intending to announce the tracklisting for her forthcoming album ‘Midnights‘ one by one.
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In a series titled ‘Midnights Mayhem With Me’, posted on TikTok, Taylor is selecting which song name to reveal randomly, using a little hand-wizzy bingo-type wotsit. Technical term. We’re pop scientists, after all.
“I know that I have a habit of dropping cryptic clues and Easter eggs when giving you information about my music, and I’m not here to deny that. But I am here to defy that,” Taylor explains. “I’m going to be using this technologically advanced device to help me allow fate to decide exactly what track titles I’m going to be announcing, and in what order,” she continues, pointing to a bingo cage with 13 balls. Each of the balls are numbered, representing a track on the album.”
The first ball to drop was 13 – the album’s final track – which is titled ‘Mastermind’. It’s probably not about the long-running BBC quiz show, but also – it might be? Let’s say it is.
We don’t know how often Taylor will pop up with her new videos – we fear we’ll be having lots of 5am BST alerts going off here – but ‘Midnights’ is set for release in exactly a month, on 21st October.
You can check out the first edition of ‘Midnights Mayhem With Me’ below.
@taylorswift Midnights tracklist reveal!! Introducing: Midnights Mayhem with Me 🌌😎 #TSmidnighTS #SwiftTok #MidnightsMayhemWithMe ♬ original sound – Taylor Swift