Taylor Swift needs to get her sleep schedule together. She is a a human being and human beings need sleep to survive. So unless Swift has cracked the code on staying awake without hitting full-on goblin mode, someone needs to get her a Casper mattress STAT.
Yes, as you’ve probably heard, during her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards for Video of the Year, Swift surprised everyone by announcing her 10th studio album would release later this fall. Midnights will be out this October, and Swift shared some inspiration behind the 13-track album.
Midnights, the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life, will be out October 21. Meet me at midnight.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 29, 2022
“We lie awake in love and in fear, in turmoil and in tears,” Swift wrote in a statement. “We stare at walls and drink until they speak back. We twist in our self-made cages and pray that we aren’t – right this minute – about to make some fateful life-altering mistake.
“This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams,” she continues. “The floors we pace and the demons we face. For all of us who have tossed and turned and decided to keep the lanterns lit and go searching – hoping that just maybe, when the clock strikes twelve … we’ll meet ourselves.”
None if this is exactly new ground for Swift, although it has proven fertile. She has long made time and midnight in particular a key motif of her songwriting. “I wake in the night, I pace like a ghost,” she sings on “The Archer.” In “You Are in Love,” she’s getting “coffee at midnight.” And, of course, she’s “dancing in the middle of the night” in “All Too Well.”
All the more proof that she needs to get some sleep. Since July 2020 (which was only two years ago) Swift has released four albums, including two re-recordings as well as a handful of songs written for various films (including one she’s starring in).
Don’t get it twisted. No one is complaining about the amount of songs she’s put out over the last few years. In fact, Swift seems to improbably be at or near the top of her game, putting out megahit after megahit. She has gained even more notoriety in the last two years than ever before, winning over new fans with each album. That’s all well and good. We are simply suggesting she take a nap please.
And perhaps she can some rest now that her fans will be the ones losing sleep until Oct. 21 when Midnights drops. At midnight, of course.