On 21st October, Taylor Swift released her 10th studio album, mysteriously titled ‘Midnights’. The album has received a great deal of praise and popularity. Darcy Kelly discusses the latest release.
Once again, Taylor Swift has reminded the music industry why she is the Queen of Pop with her 10th studio album, ‘Midnights’. Telling the stories of ‘13 sleepless nights scattered throughout her life,’ Taylor takes Swifties on a journey through her late-night fixating on love, revenge, and self-loathing.
The soft love songs of the album, Lavender Haze, Snow on the Beach, and Sweet Nothing, successfully juxtapose the darker songs, where Taylor explores the dichotomy between being sensitive and calculated with Anti-Hero, Vigilante S**t, and Mastermind.
‘Midnights’ takes the form of a cohesive album, where Taylor reaches new levels of emotional transparency with the world. She gives fans a glimpse into her current peaceful relationship with Joe Alwyn, as well as letting them explore her past, where she had to give her “blood sweat and tears” to survive extreme fame.
It does hit the spot for listeners who prefer the singer’s earlier pop albums
Whilst ‘Midnights’ is not as emotionally moving and lyrically rich as the singer’s recent folk albums ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore’, it does hit the spot for listeners who prefer the singer’s earlier pop albums, such as ‘Speak Now’, ‘1989’ and ‘Reputation’.
Essentially, it is an album for confidently striding down the street to a bop, and not for crying your heart out.
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