Taylor Swift Announces New Album ‘Midnights’

The superstar made the enormous announcement while taking home the final MTV Video Music Award on Sunday night (Aug. 28) at the Prudential Center in Newark.

While accepting the video of the year award — the third of her career, a VMAs record — for her “All Too Well” short film, Swift revealed that her next full-length is out on Oct. 21.

“I thought it might be a fun moment to tell you that my brand new album comes out October 21,” said Swift. “And I will tell you more at midnight.”

After a countdown on TaylorSwift.com, the celebrated singer-songwriter did just that.

“Midnights, the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life, will be out October 21.

Meet me at midnight,” Swift wrote on her Instagram (her website, unsurprisingly, crashed exactly at midnight as fans flocked to see the revelation).

“We lie awake in love and fear, in turmoil and in tears. 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,” Swift wrote next to a photo of herself.

 “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.”