Everything we know so far about Taylor Swift’s upcoming album, “Midnights”


Janine Gassel

Pop artist Taylor Swift is set to release her 10th studio album Oct. 21.

At the 2022 VMAs, Taylor Swift announced she will release her 10th studio album on Oct. 21, 2022. Swift kept her announcement brief, but has been revealing hints on Instagram and TikTok about the album in recent weeks. Here’s everything we know right now.

Tracklist and Features

On Sept. 21, Swift posted the first video of a TikTok series titled, “Midnights Mayhem with Me.” Each video, posted at midnight, revealed one title of a track on “Midnights.” All 13 titles have now been posted, and only one feature has been confirmed: Lana Del Rey. Del Rey will make an appearance on the track, “Snow on the Beach.” Swifties, the name of Swift’s fan base, have been deciphering each of her TikToks part of the “Midnights Mayhem with Me” series. 


Known for dropping more Easter eggs than the bunny himself, Swift has hinted at what her latest project will be about. In the Instagram post officially announcing the release of “Midnights,” Swift said that the album is composed of “13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life.” This leaves a lot up to interpretation, but one can assure it will be emotional. The album cover has been revealed, depicting Swift holding up a lighter with bright blue eyeshadow on. The “Midnights” vinyl has a total of four covers, all displaying a grainy photo of Swift. The various covers, as well as the outfits and backgrounds of her “Midnight’s Mayhem with Me,” all give off a vintage, 1970s vibe. This consistent theme suggests the album genre may have the same feel as music from that time. 


Although not officially announced, there have been many hints that Swift will embark on a world tour in 2023. “Midnights” will be Swift’s third original album release in three years, fifth overall, deeming a tour long overdue. Swift’s last tour was in 2018, with her album “reputation.” She was set to tour her album “Lover” in the beginning of 2020, but COVID-19 canceled the shows. If Swift were to go on tour next year, she would most likely perform songs from the albums that haven’t yet been toured. This includes “Lover,” “folklore,” “evermore” and now “Midnights.” Could this be a quadruple album tour? Swifties can only hope.