Taylor Swift realizes she has a, indeed, notoriety for dropping bread crumbs across her social media and music for eagle-eyed fans to decode and interpret. However, that is not what she’s doing this time around.
She’s prepared to give her fans some direct data, posting a TikTok first thing Wednesday (Sept. 21) — at the stroke of midnight, normally — with a truly cable access vibe and the title “Midnights Mayhem With Me.” The superstar singer/songwriter, wearing a mustard blazer and sitting before a brown crushed-velvet backdrop, had a gold lottery-ball cage close to her with ping-pong balls named 1 to 13, representing each track on her Midnights album, due Oct. 21.
“I know I have a habit of dropping cryptic clues and easter eggs when giving you information about new music, and I’m not here to deny that, but I am here to defy that,” she says to intro the clip. “Welcome to a new series I’m calling ‘Midnights Mayhem With Me.’ I am going to be using this technologically advanced device to help me allow fate to decide exactly what track titles I’m going to be announcing and in what order.”
She continues to draw the first ball from the cage, and what do you be aware? It’s Track 13, representing Swift’s extremely renowned fortunate number. “The first track I’m going to tell you about is Track 13, because of course,” she says with a smirk, before picking up a red phone and revealing into the receiver: “Track 13 is called ‘Mastermind.’”
So perhaps she isn’t beating around the bush this time around, however she isn’t precisely spilling her guts either, as that is the just intel fans will get… for the present.
“Midnights tracklist reveal!!” the TikTok video is captioned. “Introducing: Midnights Mayhem with Me.”
It is not yet clear how frequently she’ll carry out episodes of this series, yet it seems like we can depend on a showtime of midnight when she does.
Before the song-title uncover, Swift was honored at NSAI’s Nashville Songwriter Awards on Tuesday night as the Songwriter-Artist of the Decade. She gave a speech and charmed the crowd with a surprise performance of her 10-minute “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version).”