three hours later release his album Midnights, Taylor Swift kept the surprises by dropping Midnights (3am edition), an extended version of the LP which includes seven additional songs. Swift promised something “special” and “very chaotic” was coming and she delivered, calling these “3 a.m. tracks,” several of which were co-written and produced by her former collaborator Aaron Dessner.
“Surprise! I think of Midnights as a full concept album, with these 13 songs forming a complete picture of the intensities of this mystifying and crazy hour,” Swift announced on Instagram. “However! There were other songs we wrote on our journey to find that magic 13.”
She added, “I call them ‘3 a.m.’ morning and I give them to you now. 🌌”
Following the album’s “Mastermind,” Swift added the seven new songs, including “The Great War,” “High Infidelity,” and “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve,” co-written and produced by Dessner. , who worked on Folklore. Other tracks – co-produced by Jack Antonoff – include “Bigger Than the Whole Sky”, Paris”, “Glitch” and “Dear Reader”. Mark Spears and Sam Dew are credited on “Glitch” as co-writers, while Spears, who goes by Sounwave, is also credited as a co-producer.
Fans had been speculating for hours about what the surprise would be, sharing their fan theories on TikToks and pointing out clues and possible Easter eggs. Several Swifties rallied around the idea that a tour announcement might be coming, especially after fans in the UK who had pre-ordered the album were told they would receive a pre-sale code for a “yet to be announced” tour along the way.
Others thought maybe Midnights would come with a sister album or project – just like Folklore and Still — and that it would be called Manifest since she posted a instagram trailer which showed a calendar with the word “Manifest” written on it. (These fans were the closest!)
A third guess was that she was releasing a documentary (potentially titled Manifest) from most streaming services – including Disney+ where she posted it Folklore: long pond sessions movie in 2020 – release new content at 3 am
All week, Swift revealed the lyrics to her new album on billboards with Spotify around the world.
His album rollout includes a video for his song “Anti-Hero” on Friday morning, appearances on late night shows and lyric videos. She also teased a special trailer videos from the album during The Saints-Cardinals match on Thursday evening.