During “Thursday Night Football,” a teaser trailer for Taylor Swift’s tenth album, “Taylor Swift gave fans an early glimpse at the music videos for her 10th album, “Midnights,” in a teaser trailer during “Thursday Night Football.”
“I just wanted to, first of all, say thank you so much to Amazon for giving me an opportunity to show you guys a first look teaser trailer of the secret projects that I’ve been working on for a really long time,” Swift said in a message at the start of the teaser.
“Those projects are the ‘Midnights’ music movies, the music videos that I’ve made for this album to sort of explore visually the world of this record. And I love storytelling, I love songwriting, I love writing videos, I love directing them. And this was a really fun opportunity to work again with the cinematographer Rina Yang, who was my collaborator on the ‘All Too Well’ 10-minute short film.
So we really wanted to challenge ourselves to do different things this time around and stretch I’m really proud of what we made and I really hope you like them. We worked with some amazing actors, which you’ll find out more about at the end of the teaser trailer.”
Said actors include Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, and Este Haim of the band Haim; album producer Jack Antonoff; model Laith Ashley; comedian Mike Birbiglia; Oscar winner Laura Dern; comedian John Early; “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” actor Mary Elizabeth Ellis; makeup mogul Pat McGrath and burlesque icon Dita Von Teese. However, the teaser itself mainly featured Swift, sporting a plethora of colorful looks ranging from a ’20s-inspired flapper dress to a sparkling cape to a Marie Antoinette-Esque outfit.
In a tweet after the teaser dropped, Swift revealed that the first music video will be for “Anti-Hero” and premiere on Oct. 21 at 8 a.m. ET. “Anti-Hero” is the third track on the album, and was written by Swift and Antonoff.
Earlier on Thursday, in a video posted to Twitter at 9:13 a.m. ET (coincidence?), Swift said, “Hey guys, it’s Taylor. If you tune into the ‘Thursday Night Football’ game on Amazon Prime, I’m going to be showing a first look at the secret projects that I’ve been working on very hard for a very long time, getting ready for the ‘Midnights’ album.”
Over the past month, Swift has been teasing the song titles of “Midnights,” which she’s billed as “the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life.” Earlier on Thursday, sleuthing fans discovered that Swift had even teased a lyric from the album five months ago, delivering a speech at NYU. In her remarks, Swift said, “We will breathe in, breathe through, breathe deep, breathe out,” before joking, “And I am a doctor now, so I know how breathing works.”
Now, Spotify billboards promoting “Midnights” that were spotted around the world in cities such as Nashville, Tenn., and São Paulo, Brazil, read: “Breath in, breathe through, breathe deep, breathe out.”
When revealing all the song titles earlier this month, Swift announced that Lana Del Rey will feature on Track 4, titled “Snow on the Beach.” Swift wrote on Instagram of the cameo: “QUITE the twist of an ending.”
idnights,” gave fans a sneak peek at the music videos.
Swift began the teaser with a message, “I just wanted to first of all say thank you so much to Amazon for giving me the opportunity to show you guys a first look teaser trailer of the secret projects that I’ve been working on for a really long time.” “Those are the ‘Midnights’ music movies, the music films I made to sort of visually explore the world of this song. And I enjoy writing songs, making videos, telling stories, and directing them. The chance to collaborate once more with the cinematographer Rina Yang, who worked with me on the 10-minute short film “All Too Well,” was also a lot of joy. Therefore, we really wanted to stretch this time and push ourselves. I’m incredibly proud with what we produced, and I sincerely hope you like them. You may learn more about the incredible actors we worked with at the end of the teaser trailer.
Here’s the teaser trailer for the videos I’ve made for Midnights 🌌 Thank you @amazonmusic for premiering this, the first video for Anti-Hero will be out tomorrow at 8am ET. And Midnights will be here SO SOON!!!https://t.co/jjqUNkpPke pic.twitter.com/xzmqXa5Cqy
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 21, 2022
The actors in question are Alana, Danielle, and Este Haim from the band Haim, Jack Antonoff, comedian Mike Birbiglia, Oscar winner Laura Dern, John Early, Mary Elizabeth Ellis from the TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” Pat McGrath, and burlesque legend Dita Von Teese. Swift, though, was the star of the teaser, donning a variety of vibrant outfits, including a flapper dress with a 1920s influence, a shimmering cape, and a Marie Antoinette-inspired ensemble.
Swift said the first music video will be for “Anti-Hero” and will premiere on October 21 at 8 a.m. in a tweet following the release of the teaser. ET. The third song on the album, “Anti-Hero,” was co-written by Swift and Antonoff.
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Earlier on Thursday, at 9:13 a.m., a video was uploaded to Twitter. Hey guys, it’s Taylor,” Swift proclaimed to ET (coincidence?). I’ll be giving you a sneak peek at the top-secret projects I’ve been working on diligently for a very long time in preparation for the “Midnights” album if you watch the “Thursday Night Football” game on Amazon Prime.
Earlier on Thursday, investigating fans discovered that Swift had even hinted a phrase from the album five months earlier, giving a speech at NYU. Swift has been teasing the song names of “Midnights,” which she’s branded as “the stories of 13 sleepless nights strewn throughout my life.” Swift said, “And I am a doctor now, so I know how breathing works,” after saying, “We will breathe in, breathe through, breathe deep, and breathe out.”
Related: What Time Will “Midnights” and Its First Music Video, “Anti-hero,” Be Released?
The new Spotify billboards for “Midnights” read, “Breathe in, breathe through, breathe deep, breathe out,” and they have been seen in cities like Nashville, Tennessee, and So Paulo, Brazil.
When announcing the song titles earlier this month, Taylor Swift said that Lana Del Rey will make an appearance on Track 4, “Snow on the Beach,” calling it “quite the twist of an ending.”
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