Taylor Swift begins TikTok series to introduce songs in ‘Midnights’ album
Taylor Swift is finally unveiling the track list of her upcoming album “Midnights” through the TikTok video series “Midnights Mayhem with Me.”
The American singer-songwriter seemingly poked fun at her way of giving clues to fans about her music as she will be revealing one track title at a time, at random, as seen in her TikTok video today, Sept. 21.
Swift, wearing a brown blazer and sitting in front of a brown velvet backdrop, used a lottery ball cage filled with ping pong balls labeled 1 to 13 to let “fate” decide which song title she will announce first.
“I know that I have a habit of dropping cryptic clues and Easter eggs when giving you information about my music and I’m not here to deny that, but I am here to defy that. Welcome to a new series I am calling, ‘Midnights Mayhem with Me,'” she said. “I am going to be using this technologically advanced device (ball cage) to help me allow fate to decide exactly what track titles I will be announcing and in what order.”
Coincidentally, Swift drew the number 13—which she considers her lucky number—and revealed that the 13th song in her album “Midnights” is titled “Mastermind.”
Previously, the tracks on the “Midnights” cover art were only listed as “Track One,” “Track Two,” and so on.
It is unclear how frequently Swift will be releasing new installments of “Midnights Mayhem with Me,” though “Midnights” is scheduled to be released a month from now, on Oct. 21.
Swift was honored with the Songwriter-Artist of the Decade Award at the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s annual ceremony yesterday, Sept. 20 (Sept. 21 in the Philippines).
She also won video of the year at MTV’s annual Video Music Awards last month, for the 10-minute version of “All Too Well.” /ra
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.