Jack Antonoff Collaborated With Taylor Swift On Her New Album, ‘Midnights’

Taylor Swift has confirmed that Jack Antonoff worked on her forthcoming brand-new album, ‘Midnights’.

The pop singer announced the release date of her tenth studio album, during a surprise appearance at this year’s MTV VMAs.

MTV VMAs 2022: Taylor Swift announces new album during her Video of the  Year acceptance speech | PINKVILLA
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Swift has now shared a behind-the-scenes video of the recording of her new album, which includes footage of her and Antonoff collaborating at the piano. So far, no collaborators or track titles for the 13-track album had been disclosed.

Taylor Swift confirms Jack Antonoff as a producer on new album 'Midnights'.  | Coup De Main Magazine
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From 2014’s ‘1989’ to her 2020 lockdown albums, ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore,’ as well as last year’s re-recorded versions of ‘Fearless’ and ‘Red’, Antonoff has collaborated with Swift on each of her previous five albums.

It’s unclear at this time whether any of her other regular collaborators, such as Aaron Dessner of The National, contributed to the making of ‘Midnights’.

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Swift revealed to her fans earlier this week, that the back covers of the various vinyl pressings of ‘Midnights’ combine to form a clockface.

Swift has been detailing a variety of editions of the LP version of the record throughout the past month. The first editions of ‘Midnights’ were ‘Jade Green,’ ‘Blood Moon’ and ‘Mahogany’, all of which include unique colour schemes, artwork and images.

Then, as part of an ongoing partnership with Target, she debuted a ‘Lavender’ edition of the record earlier this week. Swift then announced on Instagram that each of the album’s four collector editions has a unique back cover that, when assembled, forms a clockface.

She told fans: “Alright, I’ve been wanting to show you this for a while. So, we have four different covers for the ‘Midnights’ album and if you turn them over, there is obviously a back cover to each one of them, they’re each different.”

Jack Antonoff on Taylor Swift's 10-minute 'All Too Well': "The lesson from  that is don't fucking listen to what the industry says"
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“What I wanted to show you is that, if you put all the back covers together, she’s a clock. It’s a clock. It’s a clock, it makes a clock. It can help you tell time.”

“My brand-new album comes out October 21. I will tell you more at midnight.” Swift said as she accepted the second of her three awards, Video of the Year for ‘All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)’.

On what to expect from its themes, she wrote: “This is a collection of music, written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams. 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.”