Taylor Swift is releasing a new album!
The Grammy winner revealed during her acceptance speech for 2022 MTV VMA for Video of the Year on August 28 that her next album, Midnights, will be released on October 21.
The multi-awarded singer won the prize for her self-directed “All Too Well (10-Minute Version) which she also co-starred in. She said during her speech, “You guys, I’m just so proud of what we made. We wouldn’t have been able to make this short film if it weren’t for you, the fans.”
She continued, “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 Oct. 21. And I will tell you more at midnight.”
And she wasn’t kidding. At exactly that time, she revealed on social media her album’s title as well as the album art for TS10. She tweeted, “Midnights, the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life, will be out October 21. Meet me at midnight.”
The art for her 10th album includes a photo of her holing a lighter and on the side are the 13 unnamed tracks. She continued, “We lie awake in love and in fear, in turmoil and in tears. We stare at walls and drink until they speak back. We twist in our self-made cages and pray that we aren’t – right in this minute – about to make some fateful life-altering mistake.”
She added, “This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams. 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 twelve… we’ll meet ourselves.”
In December 2020, Taylor released Evermore and her re-recorded Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version) the following year. The new album is the first she’ll be releasing this 2022.
During the VMAs, Taylor wowed the crowd with her stunning Oscar de la Renta cutout dress. In addition to Video of the Year, she also won the 2022 VMA for Best Longform Video for “All Too Well (10-Minute Version),” featuring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien.