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By Venus Rittenberg, Editorial Director
Taylor Swift is back with her 10th studio album, titled “Midnights” to reflect the atmosphere the album tries to project. The album was made in heavy collaboration with Jack Antonoff, who has worked with Taylor Swift for nearly a decade at this point.
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Swift announced the album only as recently as August, at the VMAs. Jack Antonoff is far from the only collaborator on this project. Credits go to many other artists, including a collaboration with Lana Del Rey. Taylor Swift said on twitter that the album “is a collage of intensity, highs and lows and ebbs and flows.” It demonstrates a departure from the folk-ier sound of her last two major releases, “Folklore” and “Evermore,” demonstrating a shift back towards the pop-oriented sounds of albums like “1989.” The album is about “the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout [her] life” (Pitchfork).
Swift also released a “3 am edition” which features an additional seven songs, and more collaborations including members of The National and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. She is also continuing the process of re-recording her old records in order to re-release them with the rights being owned by her. She has not indicated which album she intends to re-release next.