Taylor Swift Unveils The 'Midnights' Release Schedule: From Music Videos To Interviews
17 October 2022, 11:48
Taylor Swift has uncovered her mastermind plan for the release of 'Midnights', posting a calendar that shows every date that she's treating us to a single, music video and TV appearance!
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The 32-year-old singer-songwriter has been drip-feeding us information about the record, with eagle-eyed fans constantly looking for Easter eggs to find out what the lead single might be.
Well Swifties, look no further! In a very non-Taylor fashion, the pop icon has unveiled her 'Midnights Manifest', giving us all the details on the first single and when its music video is dropping and everything else we could possibly want to know!
To mark the beginning of release week, Taylor posted an animated video to her Instagram that showed a calendar adorned with the songstress' trademark scrawl – every day of the 'Midnights Manifest' displays a treat from Taylor to the fans.
She captioned the clip: "Mark your calendars! Meet the Midnights Manifest."
Swift revealed a lot of information but fans were immediately sent into a tailspin when they realised that her first single is just around the corner! 'Anti-Hero' serves as Taylor's first single and it will drop with its very own music video on Friday, October 21 – the same day as the album.
In the background of the animation, glitter gel pens, fountain pens and a quill in ink can be spotted – referencing the names Taylor has come up with to describe the three secret genres she writes in.
The red dial-up telephone Taylor used for her song announcements during 'Midnights Mayhem With Me' can also be seen.
Read the full Taylor plan below – oh she knows how to treat us:
Taylor Swift's full Midnights Manifest
October 20, Thursday
An allusive trailer will be dropping during the 'third quarter' ad-break of Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime – what's she teasing now? Of course, she had to get in one last 'Midnights @ Midnight' on the calendar.
October 21, Friday
Taylor highlighted the hotly-anticipated release date for TS10 in neon yellow and next to added a couple extra surprises.
She wrote: "(3 am EST) Special very chaotic surprise. (8 am EST) Anti-Hero Music Video Premiere!! + #TSAntiHeroChallenge on YouTube Shorts. (8 pm EST) Lyric Videos!)"
Wow. To sum up, for fans across the pond in the UK; we're getting an unhinged announcement at 8 AM BST, the lead singles' music video at 1 PM BST, and the entire record's lyric videos at 1 AM on October 22.
October 22, Saturday
The pop star then simply wrote "stream midnights pls" for the Saturday box, and told fans that they can purchase the exclusive lavender edition vinyl of the album at Target.
October 23, Sunday
Taylor raised suspicions for Sunday of her release week, writing: "Visit your local record store?"
October 24, Monday
The singer-songwriter will be doing her first television interview during her 'Midnights' era on October 24, appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
October 25, Tuesday
We're getting another music video! Taylor won't be wasting any time as she's releasing the second single from her tenth album just four days after it drops. She's yet to announce which track it will be, but we know that it's arriving at 12 AM EST. which is 5 AM BST for UK Swifties.
October 26 and October 27
The hint-dropping genius follows up with another kind request to "streaming midnights and watch videos pls" on the Wednesday and Thursday – it would be our pleasure, Taylor!
October 28, Friday
Speaking of UK fans, Swift will be making the journey across the pond and returning to London as she makes an appearance on The Graham Norton Show.
It looks like we have quite the exciting week or two ahead of us, we're ready for all the TS content!