‘Midnights’ lives up to fan expectations


Kylynn Deane, Reporter

Taylor Swift released her ninth studio album, “Midnights” at midnight on Friday, October 21. This has been a highly anticipated album by all of her fans. Fans wondered what kind of vibe it would give off, the mood of the songs, what new amazing lyrics would be written, and whether or not the album would give off any of the same energy past albums have projected.

After the album dropped at 12 a.m., Taylor Swift announced at 3 a.m. another mini album, with seven more songs getting released. Then at 8 a.m., a music video for the song “Anti-Hero,” was uploaded to the internet, now standing at 27 million views in three days. The “Midnights” album became the most-streamed album in 24 hours ever on Spotify, which was very well deserved. Clips from her songs immediately started trending on TikTok as well. This album was everywhere.

Countless fans will agree with me that this album was amazing. Multiple people have come together that this album seems like a mix of her albums “1989,” “Reputation,” and “Lover.” This is so true, there are amazing love songs, and some strong revengeful songs, which align with the themes of those past few albums. The vocals in this album were amazing, and her vocal range seemed so limitless as displayed in all of these songs.

Something controversial about the album was the song “Snow On The Beach,” featuring famous singer Lana Del Rey. Not only did this collaboration have us Taylor fans excited, but also brought along Lana Del Rey fans to be looking forward to this unexpected duo. When the album was released, some fans skipped right forward to this specific song. Fans were very disappointed to find out that Lana Del Rey did not have one single verse in this song, she just wrote this song and did background vocals. To me, this is Taylor’s album herself, so everyone should still just appreciate what they got from the feature and enjoy the song anyway. Despite the disappointment, the song was still amazing and very catchy, and most can still agree on this.

If I had to pick my favorite couple songs from this album, it would be “You’re on Your Own, Kid,” “Question…,” and “Bejeweled.” These songs remind me of some of my favorite previous albums. The chorus’ of these songs all instantly stuck with me, and the lyrics are very fun to sing to.

“Midnights” would definitely be a huge recommendation, this album will live on forever. Many popular hits will result from this album, like “Blank Space,” “Style,” and “Wildest Dreams,” from 1989 and known by almost everyone, even eight years later.