Taylor Swift has announced a new album, ‘Midnights’.
Set for release on 21st October, she announced her 10th studio album during her acceptance speech while taking home the top honour at last night’s (28th August) MTV VMAs.
“You guys, I’m just so proud of what we made, and I know that 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,” she said, while accepting the video of the year award for ‘All Too Well (10-minute version)’.
“Because I wouldn’t be able to re-record my album [Red (Taylor’s Version)] if it weren’t for you. You emboldened me to do that. And 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 October 21st. And I will tell you more at midnight.”
At midnight, she shared the cover and title of the 13-track album, describing it as “the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life”.
“This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams,” she continued. “The floors we pace and the demons we face. 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 12 … we’ll meet ourselves.”
Following on from her Taylor’s Version re-records, it’ll be her first fully original album since 2020’s ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore’. Its October 21st release date puts it in direct competition with Arctic Monkeys‘ much-anticipated seventh album ‘The Car’, which is also released on the same day.