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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Bucknell chapter.

Musical sensation Taylor Swift, arguably the most beloved songwriter and performer of our generation, has announced that she will be dropping a tenth studio album entitled “Midnights” on the 21st of October (at exactly 12am), so mark your calendars! 

Despite being extremely prolific earlier in her career, in recent years Taylor has focused on re-recording previous tracks rather than releasing new music. In fact, the media and public alike were convinced that if she were to come out with anything anytime soon, it would be “1989 (Taylor’s Version).” Boy, were we wrong!

Fans were understandably shocked by the sudden announcement of “Midnights” at the VMAs in late August during an acceptance speech Taylor made after receiving three VMAs for the “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)” accompanying short film, which was released slightly less than a year ago.

After the night, Taylor took to Instagram where she described “Midnights” as “the stories of 13 sleepless nights,” something many of us college students can easily relate to. Self-proclaimed “Swifties” have speculated about what this upcoming album will sound like, with guesses ranging from a plunge into rock all the way to a return to Taylor’s country roots. 

I personally see parallels with her previous albums “Red” and “1989” in the artistry and am expecting more of a sad pop feeling. She also announced the record on my birthday, so I am fully anticipating a heavy connection with the material. You will probably not find me around campus October 22nd.

Whatever genre Taylor does decide to brand this new album as, it is sure to be a smashing success given her enormously supportive following. It seems likely, with this singer’s track record, that a year from now she will be receiving awards for songs not yet accessible and we will be analyzing her next musical move.

Grace Woodhouse

Bucknell '25

Grace is an intended Sociology and Theatre double major from upstate New York. Her two favorite things are Starbucks and sushi.