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Following Taylors Swift’s previously released album, “Evermore”, “Midnights” is Swift’s first studio album since 2020. Leading up to the album’s release on Oct. 21, Swift released two re-recorded albums, “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” and “Red (Taylor’s Version)”, both in 2021. The album, which follows Swift as she reminisces on 13 sleepless nights throughout her life, marks both a return to pop and a brief look into her life. Midnight is reflective of a new era for Swift. The nostalgia factor is there for both the artist and diehard fans, but the general connectivity is not, aside from a few rare moments. Personally my favorite songs from her album would be “Sweet Nothing” and “Maroon.” These songs in particular have a lot of emotion and they both remind me of her original style of writing. Just days after the Oct. 21 release of her 10th studio album, “Midnights”, Taylor Swift shattered streaming and sales records left and right. Swift sold 1.58 million copies, including 575,000 vinyl LPs, and marks the third-largest streaming week for a single album. Taylor Swift is the only artist to sell at least a million copies in a single week for five different albums. Swift’s confidence is the thing that binds “Midnights” together. There’s a sure-footedness about Swift’s songwriting, filled with subtle, brilliant touches.