Taylor Swift employs euphonic pop with Midnights


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Swift poses for the Midnights cover.

Taylor Swift is a country pop singer who has released nine albums, not including her brand new album Midnights. As of Oct. 21, Swift now has 10 studio albums. Swift has the most passionate, innovative energy in music today. She informed fans that the 13-track album Midnights is the story of “13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life.” As always she gives fans a lot to break down in the lyrics of 13 tracks.
Leading up to the album drop, Swift confirmed that the opening track, “Lavender Haze,” is about her and Joe Alwyn’s long-time romance. Track 3, “Anti-Hero,” is Swift’s first single off the album. With its music video release also on Oct. 21, it is quickly becoming a fan favorite. “Anti-Hero” is all about insecurities and Swift has called it, “One of my favorite songs I’ve ever written.”
Track 4, “Snow On The Beach,” is the only track that features another artist — Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, who most fans know as Lana Del Ray. “Snow On The Beach” is a celestial collaboration with lyrical imagery and breathtaking vocals.
Swift also uses graceful and enchanting melodies in tracks 5 and 10. “You’re On Your Own, Kid” and “Labyrinth” are both soft and lightened songs. Track 12, “Sweet Nothing” is an emotional and sensitive song, co-written by Alwyn.
Midnights is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams,” Swift shared in her album promos. Swift later revealed that the tracks of Midnights were inspired by five different experiences such as self-loathing, fantasizing about revenge, wondering what might have been, falling in love, and falling apart.
Swift’s most recent albums, Folklore and Evermore, have an indie-folk sound — they both have the same aura. Fans are comparing Midnights to Swift’s more poppy albums such as 1989 and Lover. As her first pop album since 2019, Midnights is Swift’s return to pop-line culture. For anyone who hasn’t listened to Midnights yet, it is well worth the time.
For obvious reasons Midnights deserves a 5/5.