Taylor Swift Surprises Fans With Midnights 3 A.M. Edition: “Mastermind” Taylor Swift is the real deal. The singer, who recently released her 10th studio album, Midnights, kept the night owls up until the wee hours of the morning with a significant announcement.
Swift debuted seven additional songs, which she is referring to as “the 3 a.m. tracks,” just as fans were getting familiar with the new album.
“Surprise! I view Midnights as a fully realized concept album, with its 13 songs painting a complete picture of the intensity of that enigmatic, crazy hour. However! We have composed additional songs while searching for the magical number 13.”
They’re referred to as 3 am tracks “She announced the information in a post. “As we do with From The Vault recordings, I’ve been enjoying the idea of sharing more of our creative process with you lately. I’m handing them to you now at 3 in the morning.”
You may stream the songs right now under the titles “The Great War,” “Bigger Than The Whole Sky,” “Paris,” “High Infidelity,” “Glitch,” “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve,” and “Dear Reader.”
Fans of Folklore and Evermore will be thrilled to see Aaron Dessner’s return here as a co-writer and co-producer on “The Great War,” “High Infidelity,” and “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve,” even though Swift once again teams up with Midnight’s collaborators like Jack Antonoff on most of the songs. Dessner was not present for Midnights until now, despite producing both of the aforementioned albums.
When a list of the people who worked on Swift’s new album leaked earlier this week and his name wasn’t on it, he apparently hinted at his hidden involvement. “Always have to remember things aren’t exactly how they look,” he tweeted at the time.
Before the new album’s release week, when Swift posted a video to her social media accounts with a calendar for Midnight’s promotion, there was a lot of buzz about the announcement. Fans conjectured that she was announcing a tour, revealing a new documentary, or even releasing a new album, whether it was re-recorded or not, after a note on the day of its release for 3 a.m. ET teased a “special very chaotic surprise.”
One of many planned events for the following week is the big reveal. The first music video for the album’s lead single, “Anti-Hero,” which Swift previously referred to as a “guided tour” of her insecurities, will be released on Friday. The official lyric videos for the album will be posted on YouTube at 8 p.m. ET after the video is released at 8 a.m. ET.
Surprise! I think of Midnights as a complete concept album, with those 13 songs forming a full picture of the intensities of that mystifying, mad hour. However! There were other songs we wrote on our journey to find that magic 13.https://t.co/jjqUNkpPke pic.twitter.com/LKI3GmpPRF
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 21, 2022
Swift has scheduled appearances on The Graham Norton Show on Friday and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday of the following week. On Tuesday, a second mystery music video will be released.