Taylor Swift drops ‘3am’ edition of ‘Midnights’ as it tops charts

“Midnights” was released at midnight ET and became the most streamed album on Spotify in a single day at 6:15 p.m. KST.

NEW YORK – Taylor Swift said “Midnights” was inspired by certain key sleepless nights – something many of her fans certainly experienced when the singer-songwriter dropped seven songs bonuses and a music video just hours after the album’s release on Friday.

“Midnights” was released at midnight Eastern Time and became Most Streamed Albums on Spotify in a single day before 6:15 p.m. With a run time of approximately 44 minutes, listeners will have the opportunity to play the album four times before Swift releases “Midnights (3am Edition).”

“Surprise! I think of Midnights as a complete concept album, with those 13 songs forming a full picture of the intensity of that mysterious frenzy,” she wrote on Instagram. “However! There are other songs we wrote on our quest to find that miracle 13.”

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The bonus tracks match the rest of the album moody and somber, starting with “The Great War”, sweeping through “Paris” and exploring “High Infidelity” before ending with ” Dear Reader”. In total, seven additional songs – added to the end of the original “Midnights” track list, consisting of approximately 25 additional minutes.

Swift is the only credited performer on bonus tracks – the only one to receive standout credit on any of the “Midnights” tracks is Lana Del Rey. The side tracks were mainly written by Swift, Jack Antonoff – her “co-pilot” on the album – and Aaron Dessner, founding member of The National and another frequent Swift collaborator, who was absent. in “Midnights”.

And five hours after “Midnights (3am Edition),” Swift treated fans to a visual feast with a muted but lush music video for “Anti-Hero.”

Written and directed by Swift herself, and reunited with “All Too Well” cinematographer Rina Yang, the video shows the singer being chased by cold ghosts and performing scenes with a full-bodied couple. charm, who instructed her: “Everybody will betray you.” Dark glitter oozes from the yolk she cuts onto the breakfast table, the wound from an arrow, and her mouth from an excessive shot.

Swift posted on Instagram: “Watch my nightmare scenarios and intrusive thoughts play out in real time.

The video includes references to Swift’s eating disorder, which she revealed in a documentary and poked fun at herself with a cut-scene interrupted midway through. It features Mike Birbiglia, John Early, and Mary Elizabeth Ellis playing her heirs (Preston, Chad, and Kimber) who discover she’s left them only 13 cents in her will (the love number). Swift’s favorite is the famous 13).

“There may be a secret encrypted message that means something else!” Initial Exclamations of Personality, referring to the field of cryptography that Swift has created over the years.

“P.S. No secret encrypted message has any other meaning. Love, Taylor,” Birbiglia read seconds later.

The video “Anti-Hero” gained over 9,700,000 views in the first 13 hours (fit) since its release and spawned the #TSAntiHeroChallenge. Swift is encouraging people to upload to YouTube Shorts a video of themselves sharing traits that could make them anti-heroes. According to a YouTube blog post, the challenge is “all about acknowledging and celebrating the traits that make each of us truly unique and expressing our true selves in a HAPPY way.”

“An anti-hero trait can be as simple as always taking the last piece of pizza, clapping at the end of a movie, always putting your foot on the dashboard of your car, using the same word to start your daily Wordle. , to clean clothes. until the next time you do that, pretend you haven’t seen the next episode of the series you watch with your friends or even treat your cat like a human,” the post said. Swift chose the last one to send to herself.

While the challenge adds appeal to the release cycle, Swift is clear about the tone she’s aiming for with the album and its related projects.

“Midnights is a collage of intensity, pitch and lows and flows,” Swift posted on Instagram when the original album dropped. “Life can be dark, starry, cloudy, terrifying, electrifying, hot, cold, romantic or lonely. Just like Midnights. “

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Edmund DeMarche

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