Taylor Swift’s 10th Album ‘Midnights’ is Out Now
Taylor Swift reveals she's made a series of "music movies" for her 10th album, Midnights, which will feature the likes of Laura Dern, Haim and more.
The first part of the visual album – a video for the record’s third track, "Anti-Hero" – will premiere at 8AM ET/1PM BST today (Friday, Oct. 21). In the meantime, Swift has also shared a trailer for the Midnights video series, confirming the inclusion of Dern, Laith Ashley, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, John Early and Mike Birbiglia, as well as all three Haim sisters, collaborator Jack Antonoff, makeup artist Pat McGrath and model Dita Von Teese.
The Midnights video series reunited the singer-songwriter with cinematographer Rina Yang, whom she collaborated with last year on her short film All Too Well. In a statement published by THR, Swift said: "I love storytelling, I love songwriting, I love writing videos, I love directing them. And this was a really fun opportunity to work again with the cinematographer Rina Yang.
"I'm really proud of what we made and I really hope you like them. We worked with some amazing actors, which you'll find out more about at the end of the teaser trailer."
Midnights is Swift's first visual album, after making her directorial debut with the All Too Well short last November. That film starred Sadie Sink ("Stranger Things") and Dylan O’Brien ("The Maze Runner"), and after premiering it in Manhattan, she took it to New York’s Tribeca Film Festival.
In a statement commemorating the release of Midnights, Swift described it as "a wild ride of an album" and called Antonoff her "co-pilot" in its creation, writing: "He's my friend for life (presumptuous I know but I stand by it) and we've been making music together for nearly a decade HOWEVER… this is our first album we've done with just the two of us as main collaborators.
"We'd been toying with ideas and had written a few things we loved, but Midnights actually really coalesced and flowed out of us when our partners (both actors) did a film together in Panama. Jack and I found ourselves back in New York, alone, recording every night, staying up late and exploring old memories and midnights past."
Swift also thanked the other collaborators on the album, including Lana Del Rey (who features on the song "Snow On The Beach"), Zoë Kravitz (who co-wrote "Karma" and "Lavender Haze"), William Bowery (the pseudonym of her boyfriend Joe Alwyn), and more.
The music star referred to Midnights as a "collage of intensity, highs and lows and ebbs and flows. Life can be dark, starry, cloudy, terrifying, electrifying, hot, cold, romantic or lonely. Just like ‘Midnights’. Which is out now."
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