Midnights is the tenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, released on October 21, 2022, via Republic Records. Announced at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, the album marks Swift’s first body of new work since her 2020 albums Folklore and Evermore. Midnights is a concept album about nocturnal contemplation, written and produced by Swift with Jack Antonoff as the main collaborator.
The album was inspired by “13 sleepless nights” Swift’s life. She adopted a glamorous visual aesthetic for the album, drawing from 1970s fashion and art. Eschewing the alternative folk sound of Folklore and Evermore, Swift experimented with electronica, synth-pop, dream pop, and chill-out music styles in Midnights, employing subtle grooves, vintage synthesizers, drum machine and hip-hop rhythms. Its subject matter contains confessional yet cryptic lyrics, discussing self-criticism, self-assurance, insecurity, anxiety, and insomnia.
Midnights received widespread acclaim from music critics, who praised its restrained production, candid songwriting, and vocal cadences. Breaking the Spotify record for the most single-day streams for an album, Midnights was a major commercial success across all formats of music consumption. It has topped the charts in 23 territories, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
In the United States, it opened with over 1.5 million units, became 2022’s fastest and best-selling album, logged the largest vinyl sales week of the 21st century, marked Swift’s 11th number-one album on the Billboard 200, and spawned 10 top-ten songs on the Hot 100—the most for any album—in the same week. To support Midnights, Swift will embark on the Eras Tour in 2023.
According to Spotify, “Midnights” demolished the single-day streaming record for an album with 184.6 million streams. The record was previously held by Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy,” which racked up 153 million global streams in its first 24 hours.
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