Music to the ears of the fans! Taylor Swift He surprised fans during the 2022 Video Music Awards when he announced a new album during his Video of the Year acceptance speech.
“I’m so proud of what we did,” the 32-year-old pop star said on Sunday, Aug. 28, while accepting a Moonperson for the short film “All Too Well.” “We wouldn’t have been able to make this short film if it wasn’t for you, the fans. Because I wouldn’t be able to re-record my albums if it wasn’t for you. You encouraged me to do that.”
The “Getaway Car” singer went on to say that she wanted to surprise her fans to thank them for their votes at the VMAs. “I had somehow decided that if you were going to be so generous and give us this, I thought it would be a fun time to tell you that my new album is out on October 21st,” Swift told the crowd. I’ll tell you more at midnight.
Swift later announced that the new album is titled midnights. “Midnights, the stories of 13 sleepless nights spread throughout my life, will be out on October 21. Meet me at midnight,” she wrote via Instagram.
In a second photo, he added: “We lay awake in love and fear, in confusion and in tears. We look at the walls and drink until they respond. We squirm in our self-made cages and pray that we are not, at this moment, about to make some fateful, life-changing mistake. This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams. The floors we walk and the demons we face. For all of us who went round and round and decided to keep our flashlights on and go looking, hoping that maybe when the clock strikes twelve… we’ll find ourselves.”
The project will mark the Pennsylvania native’s 10th studio album after her 2020 releases. Folklore Y Increasingly. His latest release, Red (Taylor Version)debuted in November 2021.
Earlier in the night, the “Blank Space” singer took home the Moonperson for Best Long Form Video for her work on “All Too Well,” which also marked her directorial debut.
“Wow. Before this, I had directed and written my own music videos, but I had never done a short film before,” he said during his acceptance speech. “We put our whole hearts into this trying to do something worthwhile for the love that You, the fans, have shown this song. Thank you for this beautiful indication that we did something right. I love you guys.”
Swift earned five VMA nominations for the 2022 award show, adding to her 11 trophies, which she won between 2009 and 2021.
The “Gorgeous” singer turned heads from the moment she arrived at the VMAs, walking the red carpet alone. Swift wore an Oscar de la Renta dress that had sparkles from head to toe.
Fans quickly noted that the appearance was reminiscent of the musician. Reputation album, specifically her 2017 “Look What You Made Me Do” music video. The diamond-studded dress seemed to pay homage to Swift’s bathtub scene from the video, in which she was covered in jewelry.
The nod to his previous record also came just days after he was officially allowed to re-record and re-release “Look What You Made Me Do” following the re-recording of Fearless (Taylor Version) Y Red (Taylor Version).
Once inside, Swift partied with the star of the “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” music video. Dylan O’Brien. The short film, which premiered in November 2021, also featured Sadie sink and a cameo from the “Lover” singer herself.
After Fergie Y Lizzo taking the stage shortly after the show began, Swift was seen dancing and singing with O’Brien, 31, and more of her friends in the audience. She continued to rock when Nicki Minaj took to the stage for a medley of his best work.