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Taylor Swift releases ‘Midnights’, her tenth new album

On Spotify, the singer posted short videos to comment on the five things that put her to sleep and inspire her work.

Music star Taylor Swift released her tenth studio album in the early hours of Friday (21). Midnight, her fifth effort in two years, marks an emotional and gradual return to pop.

“[O álbum] It is the story of 13 sleepless nights throughout my life,” explained the 32-year-old American singer.

“I think of ‘Midnight’ as a concept work, where these 13 songs create a complete picture of the intensity of this crazy, mysterious hour,” Swift elaborated.

“Midnight is a mix of intensity, highs and lows and flows. Life can be dark, starry, cloudy, scary, electric, hot, cold, romantic or lonely. Just like midnight,” he continued.

On Spotify, the singer posted short videos to comment on the five things that put her to sleep and inspire her work. The album marks another collaboration with her longtime producer Jack Antonoff.

“The first thing that woke me up at night and inspired me on this album is… selflessness,” Swift said. Fantasizing about revenge, imagining what could have been, falling in love and breaking up complete the list.

The tunes on “Midnight” veer toward synth-driven electropop, a departure from the indie-folk vein of their two previous releases, “evermore” and “folklore,” which won a 2021 Grammy for Album of the Year.


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Production tracks include a collaboration with singer Lana Del Rey, the duet “Snow on the Beach,” a reflection on the complexities of aging and love.

Swift rewarded her fans by making an extended version, titled Midnights 3am Edition, available on digital streaming platforms, which includes seven bonus tracks.

The wait for the album at midnight was such that some fans in the US, France and the UK claimed that technical problems prevented them from hearing the anticipated tracks within the first hour of release.

Many angry Swifties took to social media late at night to post screenshots of the wrong messages on Spotify. “Something is wrong: Please try again.”


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The production received positive reviews from the American press.

Agence France-Presse

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