Midnights: Taylor Swift’s Newest Album

Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” album cover. The singer is seen on the cover holding a lighter, adorning glittery blue eye shadow.

Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” album cover. The singer is seen on the cover holding a lighter, adorning glittery blue eye shadow.

On October 21st, Taylor Swift released her new album titled “Midnights.” Fans around the world counted down to this moment. Tears were shed on the screen after many played the songs on their devices. 

Like her other two previous albums, Taylor’s most recent album embodied a more “mellow mood” as Mrs. Tillis describes it. 

“It’s more mellow [and] calm, which is why I think a lot of people don’t like it, because they’re expecting something different,” Tillis said. “But I actually prefer the past three albums. I really like them.”

The inspiration behind this album was focused on the sleepless nights that Taylor experienced, and the stories that each of those told. The songs symbolize the range of late hours one can face, from soothing sleep with sweet dreams, to restless nights with tossing and turning. 

As an English teacher, the concept of each song telling a story excited Mrs. Tillis. 

“A lot of them are narrative based, so they tell a story,” Tillis mentioned. “And I like being an English teacher. I like being able to figure out what the stories are being told in each song.” 

While the original album consists of 13 songs, to represent 13 sleepless nights, her 3 a.m. version contains an additional 7 songs she wrote along her journey of producing the album.  

The Tracklist is listed below, with each song representing a restless night:

  1.  Lavender Haze
  2. Maroon
  3. Anti-Hero
  4. Snow On The Beach
  5. You’re On Your Own, Kid
  6. Midnight Rain
  7. Question…?
  8. Vigilante Shit
  9. Bejeweled
  10. Labyrinth
  11. Karma
  12. Sweet Nothing
  13. Mastermind
  14. The Great War
  15. Bigger Than The Whole Sky
  16. Paris
  17. High Infidelity
  18. Glitch
  19. Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve
  20. Dear Reader

“I think my favorite song is probably ‘Snow On The Beach,’” Mrs Tillis commented. “Because I grew up in Massachusetts, and in the wintertime my family would take us to the beach. So I have a core memory of being on the beach in the wintertime… So that song really spoke to me.”

Taylor’s albums pulled on the heartstrings of many, and her works have inspired a number of fans. Everyone, even non-fans, are in for a treat by giving the album a listen.