The 13 Sleepless Nights of Taylor Swift


Photography, Jazmin Lentz

Taylor Swift has been through a lot in her life and has dealt with a lot especially when it comes to her music career and her new album seems to involve most of it.  On August 28th, 2022 Taylor Swift shocked the whole fandom when she announced her 10th studio album on Instagram.  “Midnights, the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life, will be out October 21. Meet me at midnight.” Beginning on September 21st she created a TikTok series called “Midnight’s Mayhem with Me” Taylor would turn a bingo wheel containing balls numbered 1-13. Whichever number came out is the track that you would reveal the name of. Within the first few minutes of the 8,000 Spotify outages were reported, leaving fans furious. This new album has already reached 88 million streams in the US and 185 million worldwide after being released for less than seven days. On the day of “Midnights” release Taylor revealed the 3am edition with seven new surprise tracks! “Surprise! I think of Midnights as a complete concept album, with those 13 songs forming a full picture of the intensities of that mystifying, mad hour. However! There were other songs we wrote on our journey to find that magic 13. I’m calling them 3am tracks. Lately I’ve been loving the feeling of sharing more of our creative process with you, like we do with From the Vault tracks. So it’s 3am and I’m giving them to you now.” This left fans happy and very excited to listen.


I have been a Taylor Swift fan for years so I was very thrilled for this album’s release. “Midnights’ is exactly what I expected and more. It is definitely difficult to choose when it comes to picking a favorite song, but I have to say this album is one of my favorites. This whole album gives me the motivation to get stuff done, has a song to fit every mood, and is overall absolutely amazing to listen to.


From “Lavender Haze” to “Mastermind” this album contains songs that anybody can listen to and enjoy.