“Midnights” swiftly becomes a hit


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Taylor Swift’s “Midnights”

Anthony Vasquez, Editor-in-Chief

Taylor Swift rises back into the world of music with her brand new album “Midnights.” The album represents a collection of songs she has created throughout her sleepless nights, starting with 13 brand new tracks and a surprise “3 am Edition” of the album on Friday, October 21. 

The album was produced by Swift herself, and her long-time collaborator Jack Antonoff. The two of them worked together on writing most of the tracks within the album, aside from a few which were written by Swift alone, or with the help of Lana Del Rey.

Swift had swiftly announced the “Midnights” album earlier this year back on Aug. 28 at the VMAs when she presented her acceptance speech for the Video of the Year award for her 10-minute short film “All Too Well: The Short Film.”

Her new album stands out to many people as the majority of her fans were expecting her to continue along with her series of re-recordings of her first six albums. It has only been a year since her release of “Red (Taylor’s Version),” and she still is set to release the remaining re-recordings of her 4 past albums eventually.

The album opens up with the first track titled “Lavender Haze,” and by the first verse, listeners can already find that Swift is jumping back into the upbeat pop music genre for the first time after releasing a more alternative-driven form of music.

The album has an overall upbeat theme with songs such as “Karma,” which seems to be an anthem for Swift’s appreciation of the karma she’s had in life as she compares it to her love for cats, “Karma is a cat purring on my lap ‘cause it loves me.” 

“Midnights” also continues along the tradition Swift has held for her albums in the past. Every fifth track of her albums has included an emotionally vulnerable song and her song “You’re On Your Own, Kid” is no exception as the new fifth track tells listeners about Swift’s experiences on her fame and the scrutiny she’s faced.

Overall the album has been a smashing success for many listeners. The album could also be considered a potential door for people to explore her music if they have not yet as it has so far reached a higher success rate than any of her albums before.