‘Midnights’ By Taylor Swift Is Anything But Mediocre


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The cover of Swift’s Moonstone Blue Version of “Midnight” perfectly captures the late night feeling and the title of the album. The vulnerability and various tones expressed within the album parallel the so-called, ‘late night thoughts’ one might experience at midnight.

The clock struck twelve, but Cinderella did not drop her shoe. Instead, Taylor Swift released her 10th studio album: “Midnights.” Within 24 hours of its release, the album became the highest-streamed album on Spotify, clocking in at 184.6 million streams, according to Guinness World Records

Out of all the songs, there are four that best encapsulate the energy of the album. 

“Lavender Haze”

Swift starts this album with Lavender Haze, a crisp electropop track with a pounding bass and a dreamy chorus. Through the line, “I’m d—-ed if I do give a d— what people say,” Swift responds to the rumors that have plagued her relationship with Joe Alwyn. 


Swift explicitly dives into her insecurities in this 70s- inspired track. She repeatedly sings possibly the most relatable lyric in music history:“I’m the problem; it’s me.” The track itself is reminiscent of her previous album “1989,” which uses the same catchy hooks that you cannot help but sing for days afterward. The strangest lyric in  this song is, “Sometimes I feel like everyone is a sexy baby.”


This album’s second single, “Bejeweled,” is a fun, poppy track released with a video that parodies the original “Cinderella” tale and features Jack Antonoff, Laura Dern, the Haim Sisters, and Dita Von Teese. This song explores Swift’s feelings about an unsatisfying relationship through the opening lyrics, “Baby love, I think I’ve been a little too kind / Didn’t notice you walking all over my peace of mind.”

“Midnight Rain” 

Out of the entirety of “Midnights,” this was probably the most off-putting song, which begins with an auto-tuned, deep voice, which a confused listener may later understand to be Swift herself. Despite the strange start, the rest of the song is similar to one found in the background of a coming-of-age movie. Swift poetically speaks about the difficulties of trying to maintain a relationship, comparing herself to rain as she sings, “Cause he was sunshine / I was midnight rain.”