Taylor Swift announces new single and reveals ‘Midnights’ lyrics on New York billboard
The singer will release her 10th album on Friday (October 21), and has already confirmed an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon the following Monday (October 24).
In a social media post, the singer has now confirmed a host of other events happening in the week around the album’s release, including the release of an official video for the single ‘Anti-Hero’ at 8am EST (1pm BST) on album release day.
Swift declared the track ‘Anti-Hero’ to be “one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written”, and noted of its significance: “I really don’t think I’ve delved this far into my insecurities in this detail before.”
On Thursday (October 20), a teaser trailer will be shown in the third quarter of Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime Video, while a “special very chaotic surprise” is also set to take place at 3am EST (8am BST) on Friday. Lyric videos will then follow later that evening.
See the full calendar of events for album release week below, alongside a Spotify billboard in New York City’s Times Square, which revealed the lyric: “I should not be left to my own devices.”
Swift is yet to preview any material from ‘Midnights’, instead promoting it with a series of videos explaining the stories behind tracks. On Wednesday (October 12), she opened up about ‘Snow On The Beach’, her forthcoming collaboration with Lana Del Rey: “[The song] is about falling in love with someone at the same time as they’re falling in love with you,” she said in a video shared on social media.
Another track she recently dove into is ‘Lavender Haze’, which was named after a phrase she heard on Mad Men. “If you were in the lavender haze, then that meant that you were in that all-encompassing love glow, and I thought that was really beautiful,” she said. “I think a lot of people have to deal with this now, not just like ‘public figures’, because we live in the era of social media. And if the world finds out that you’re in love with somebody, they’re gonna weigh in on it.”
Swift has now revealed the full tracklist for ‘Midnights’ by way of her ‘Midnights Mayhem With Me’ series on TikTok. Last month, too, she confirmed that she was joined in the studio for its creation by longtime collaborator Jack Antonoff.
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