In her 2017 Reputation track “New Year’s Day,” Taylor Swift sings “I want your midnights.” Flash forward to 2022, and that lyric has taken on a whole new meaning for her fans, who definitely return the sentiment by wanting her Midnights — aka, her 10th studio album, which was announced Sunday (Aug. 28) at the 2022 Video Music Awards.
While accepting the coveted video of the year Moon Person for her 10-minute long “All Too Well” short film starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien (who was there by Swift’s side the whole night), the 32-year-old pop star thanked her fans by dropping a bombshell she knew would make them very, very happy. “I had made up my mind that if you were gonna be this generous, and give us this …” she began, holding up the award.
The pop star went on to say that her “brand new album” — meaning not a rerecorded version of one of her older works, as many fans had been expecting for months — was officially on its way. “And I will tell you more at midnight,” she added pointedly.
True to her word, Swift — who arrived to a VMAs afterparty aptly dressed in a starry blue jumpsuit — revealed the album’s title, cover art and number of tracks on social media as soon as the clock struck 12 on the East Coast. She also updated her website to match her fast-approaching new era, though it crashed almost immediately, likely due to the amount of traffic it received from Swifties eager for more information.
And though fans will have to wait a couple months before they get to have Taylor Swift’s Midnights, just enough details about the album have been revealed to tide Swifties over until then.
Keep reading to see everything Billboard knows so far about Midnights below: