What a tease! Taylor Swift dances in sparkly lingerie in sneak peek of her Midnights music videos


Taylor Swift treated fans to teaser clips of the forthcoming music videos for her highly-anticipated tenth studio album Midnights, which dropped early Friday.

In the footage that aired earlier on Thursday Night Football, Swift delivered a feast for the eyes as she danced around in sparkly lingerie in one exciting sequence. The clip featured the instrumentals from one of the album’s soon-to-be hit hits, including the lead single Anti-Hero – with the music video now released.

And fans have gone wild over the new release, taking to Twitter’s #2 Trending spot as they stormed the social platform with declarations of love for the album – which is written about 13 sleepless nights across her life.

Midnights also features some sweet odes to Taylor’s boyfriend of six years Joe Alwyn, and addresses rumours of an engagement between the pair in love song Lavender Haze.

It appeared to be a hit among reviewers too, recieving four and five stars from a slew of publications- including The Guardian and The Independent, with the latter’s Helen Brown describes: ‘It will make you feel as though you’re sleeping over at her house while she spills secrets and settles scores into the night.’

The latest: Taylor Swift has released the music video for her song Anti-Hero, off her new album Midnights. She was seen in a teaser clip that aired on Thursday Night Football featuring videos from the new album

The famed entertainer looked stunning in the lithe ensemble as part of her video teaser

Swift is seen standing with confidence in the lingerie outfit

The famed entertainer looked stunning in the lithe ensemble as part of her video teaser 

In the album video teaser, Taylor explained: ‘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,’ the songstress explained. ‘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.’

Swift said she and her collaborators ‘really wanted to challenge ourselves to do different things this time around and stretch,’ adding, ‘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.’

Deemed an evening of ‘celebration,’ fans of Swift flooded social media with their first impressions as they eagerly worked their way through the album’s 13 infectious tracks. 

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Social media frenzy: And fans have gone wild over the new release, taking to Twitter's #2 Trending spot as they stormed the social platform woth declarations of love for the album - which is written about 13 sleepless nights across her life

Social media frenzy: And fans have gone wild over the new release, taking to Twitter’s #2 Trending spot as they stormed the social platform woth declarations of love for the album – which is written about 13 sleepless nights across her life 

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Many Swifties expressed their love for the album’s lead single Anti-Hero and its relatability, with one fan feeling as though Swift ‘looked into my brain’ while penning the lyrics.

Another said that Anti-Hero is the ‘anthem of my life.’ 

‘The exciting thing about a new Taylor Swift album is not only new music but a new personality to annoy all my friends and family with,’ joked one Twitter user, who was clearly digging Swift’s pop resurgence. 

Along with Anti-Hero, fans voiced their love for the tracks Karma and Sweet Nothing. 

While critics rejoiced at the new release too, as Billboard’s Jason Lipshutz calls Midnights a ‘focused, legacy-extending new project’ for Swift, who has been an unstoppable force since bursting onto the music scene in 2006.

‘A dazzling bath of synths complementing lyrics caught between a love story and a revenge plot,’ describes Brittany Spanos of Rolling Stone. 

While also leaning into a pop-synth sound that all too familiar to Swift, The Guardian’s Alexis Petridis reminds listeners that ‘something of Folklore and Evermore’s understated nature hangs around Midnights.

Swift told fans earlier this week that dance tracks on the record include

Swift told fans earlier this week that dance tracks on the record include 

Questions: 'All they keep asking me/ Is if I'm gonna be your bride/ The only kinda girl they see/ Is a one night or a wife,' the singer, 32, crooned on the opening track, titled 'Lavender Haze'; Pictured with Joe, 31, in 2019

Questions: ‘All they keep asking me/ Is if I’m gonna be your bride/ The only kinda girl they see/ Is a one night or a wife,’ the singer, 32, crooned on the opening track, titled ‘Lavender Haze’; Pictured with Joe, 31, in 2019

Taylor also shared her thoughts on the engagement rumors surrounding her and boyfriend of six years Joe, opening up the album with a track titled ‘Lavender Haze’ singing: ‘All they keep asking me/ Is if I’m gonna be your bride/ The only kinda girl they see/ Is a one night or a wife.’ 

She then appeared to hit back at the outdated line of questioning: ‘I’m damned if I do give a damn what people say/ The 1950s s*** they want from me.’

 The album also appeared to feature a number of sweet tributes to Joe, who even co-wrote track Sweet Nothing.

Notable names appearing in the clip include actress Laura Dern, Haim members Alana Haim, Danielle Haim and Este Haim, model Laith Ashley, music producer Jack Antonoff, comic Mike Birbiglia and John Early, actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis and burlesque staple Dita Von Teese.

The teaser opens with a visual of Swift seated at a kitchen table with her back to the camera as she gazes at a window with the drapes drawn.

Just as the clock strikes midnight, Swift opens the curtains to get a look at the night sky.

Swift is seen in an aerial shot in an excerpt from the clip

Swift is seen in an aerial shot in an excerpt from the clip 

Swift was seen in an elegant ensemble of a white coat over a shoulder-less jeweled gown with a diamond choker

 Swift was seen in an elegant ensemble of a white coat over a shoulder-less jeweled gown with a diamond choker 

Swift, clad in a furry blue jacket, is then seen blowing a pink smoke ring towards the camera before a flurry of footage plays on screen.

In the fast paced clips, Swift is seen with her head emerging from pink bath water before commanding attention on stage in a showgirl-inspired rhinestone dress and wavy blonde tresses.

A hot-and-heavy dance scene shows Swift jumping into the arms of a shadowy stranger before it cuts to a slow-motion clip of Swift being pushed backwards off of a bed.

The Grammy-winning singer sported bangs and a T-shirt in a teaser clip for videos from the album

The Grammy-winning singer sported bangs and a T-shirt in a teaser clip for videos from the album

Swift was seen in a dark glittery ensemble in a sample snippet from the forthcoming album

Swift was seen in a dark glittery ensemble in a sample snippet from the forthcoming album 

Looks on looks: The music video showed Swift move through a number of looks, including a Marie Antoinette inspired getup

Looks on looks: The music video showed Swift move through a number of looks, including a Marie Antoinette inspired getup

Notable named appearing in the clip include actress Laura Dern, Haim members Alana Haim, Danielle Haim and Este Haim, model Laith Ashley, music producer Jack Antonoff, comic Mike Birbiglia and John Early, actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis and burlesque staple Dita Von Teese

Notable named appearing in the clip include actress Laura Dern, Haim members Alana Haim, Danielle Haim and Este Haim, model Laith Ashley, music producer Jack Antonoff, comic Mike Birbiglia and John Early, actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis and burlesque staple Dita Von Teese

In one quirky scene, seemingly inspired by director Wes Anderson’s whimsical style, Swift is shocked after getting an arrow to the heart by a well-dressed man with a bow in hand.

Shortly after, a distraught Swift lets out a scream as she accidentally pulls her corded phone off the wall.

Donning a glittering cloak, the Mean singer is transported to a cosmic realm that she gazes at in wonder.

Showgirl Swift returns in the midst of a high-production dance routine before a dressed down Swift is captured sitting at a desk as a computer monitor lights up her makeup-free face.

Opening: The teaser opens with a visual of Swift seated at a kitchen table with her back to the camera as she gazes at a window with the drapes drawn

Opening: The teaser opens with a visual of Swift seated at a kitchen table with her back to the camera as she gazes at a window with the drapes drawn

Night sky: Just as the clock strikes midnight, Swift opens the curtains to get a look at the night sky

Night sky: Just as the clock strikes midnight, Swift opens the curtains to get a look at the night sky

Blowing smoke: Swift, clad in a furry blue jacket, is then seen blowing a pink smoke ring towards the camera before a flurry of footage plays on screen

Blowing smoke: Swift, clad in a furry blue jacket, is then seen blowing a pink smoke ring towards the camera before a flurry of footage plays on screen

Blowing smoke: Swift, clad in a furry blue jacket, is then seen blowing a pink smoke ring towards the camera before a flurry of footage plays on screen 

In a montage, the Grammy Award-winner is seen in varying looks including just a T-shirt while lying in bed with a mystery man as well as a Marie Antoinette inspired getup.

One eerie scenes shows Swift peeking out from inside of a coffin before running down a hallway in fear. The horror continues as Swift stares into a mirror only to catch a double of herself standing behind her.

The teaser concludes with Swift’s version of Marie Antoinette offering the camera wink as the title card flashes on screen. 

Midnights features 13 new songs and four bonus tracks on varying platforms.

Critics award Taylor Swift’s tenth studio album Midnights high praise and deem star a ‘pop-music mastermind’

Taylor Swift is already receiving high praise from fans and critics, alike, just hours after releasing her highly-anticipated album Midnights early Friday morning.

Variety’s Chris Williams deemed Midnights something ‘worth losing sleep over’ as it’s a triumphant return to the 32-year-old singer’s pop era ‘steeped in synthesizers and programmed beats.’

‘Midnights’ is more romantic than not, as an album, even withstanding plenty of detours into a witty churlishness or affecting lonesomeness along the way,’ pens Williams in a review published Friday.

‘It’s got to be a sign of something that ‘Midnights’ is the first of her 10 albums to both begin.’ 

Williams further praises Swift for being able to sustain ‘intimacy over a whole album’ instead of going down the past most traveled by: ‘Chasing hit singles.’

Billboard’s Jason Lipshutz calls Midnights a ‘focused, legacy-extending new project’ for Swift, who has been an unstoppable force since bursting onto the music scene in 2006.

It was compared to the stylings of Swift’s 2017 album Reputation and 2019’s Lover, since Midnights ‘more sonically amorphous than the mainstream pop of 1989 or the indie-folk of Folklore and Evermore.’

Despite the resemblance, Midnights is more ‘personal and focused’ project’ and offers fans another glimpse at ‘the humanity that has made [Swift] such a beloved storyteller.’

‘A dazzling bath of synths complementing lyrics caught between a love story and a revenge plot,’ describes Brittany Spanos of Rolling Stone.

Spanos adds that Midnights is where ‘1989, Reputation, and Lover’ left off but this time she’s ‘unlocked something brilliant and fresh in her songwriting.’

While also leaning into a pop-synth sound that all too familiar to Swift, The Guardian’s Alexis Petridis reminds listeners that ‘something of Folklore and Evermore’s understated nature hangs around Midnights.

‘It’s an album that steadfastly declines to deal in the kind of neon-hued bangers that pop stars usually return with, music brash enough to cut through the hubbub. The sound is misty, atmospheric and tastefully subdued,’ he writes.

The Los Angeles Times’ Mikael Wood refers to Swift as a ‘pop-music mastermind’ while labeling the album as a return ‘to an earlier Swift mode in both sonic and lyrical terms.’

“‘All of me changed like midnight,” Taylor Swift confesses halfway through her latest album, the aptly named and moody ‘Midnights,’ pens Elise Ryan of the Associated Press.

Ryan continued: ‘It’s a moment on the electric “Midnight Rain” that finds lyricist Swift at her best, reminding you of her unparalleled ability to make any emotion feel universal.’

Up for air: In the fast paced clips, Swift is seen with her head emerging from pink bath water before commanding attention on stage in a showgirl-inspired rhinestone dress and wavy blonde tresses

Up for air: In the fast paced clips, Swift is seen with her head emerging from pink bath water before commanding attention on stage in a showgirl-inspired rhinestone dress and wavy blonde tresses

Heating up: A hot-and-heavy dance scene shows Swift jumping into the arms of a shadowy stranger

Heating up: A hot-and-heavy dance scene shows Swift jumping into the arms of a shadowy stranger

Woah! It cuts to a slow-motion clip of Swift being pushed backwards off of a bed

Woah! It cuts to a slow-motion clip of Swift being pushed backwards off of a bed

Shot to the heart! In one quirky scene, seemingly inspired by director Wes Anderson's whimsical style, Swift is shocked after getting an arrow to the heart by a well-dressed man with a bow in hand

Dramatic: Shortly after, a distraught Swift lets out a scream as she accidentally pulls her corded phone off the wall

Shot to the heart! In one quirky scene, seemingly inspired by director Wes Anderson’s whimsical style, Swift is shocked after getting an arrow to the heart by a well-dressed man with a bow in hand 

Wow! Donning a glittering cloak, the Mean singer is transported to a cosmic realm that she gazes at in wonder

Wow! Donning a glittering cloak, the Mean singer is transported to a cosmic realm that she gazes at in wonder

The 13 song names are: Lavender Haze, Maroon, Anti-Hero, Snow On The Beach (featuring Lana Del Rey), You’re On Your Own, Kid, Midnight Rain, Questions…?, Vigilante Sh**, Bejeweled, Labyrinth, Karma, Sweet Nothing and Mastermind.

Apple Music version does offer one bonus tracks, titled Meet me at midnight.

Meanwhile, Midnights: Lavender Edition – which is a Target exclusive – features one bonus song and two remixes: Hits Different, You’re On Your Own, Kid (Strings Remix) and Sweet Nothing (Piano Remix)

Ahead of the album’s release, Taylor tweeted Thursday: ‘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.’

Montage: In a montage, the Grammy Award-winner is seen in varying looks including just a T-shirt while lying in bed with a mystery man as well as a Marie Antoinette inspired getup

Montage: In a montage, the Grammy Award-winner is seen in varying looks including just a T-shirt while lying in bed with a mystery man as well as a Marie Antoinette inspired getup

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One eerie scenes shows Swift peeking out from inside of a coffin before running down a hallway in fear

One eerie scenes shows Swift peeking out from inside of a coffin before running down a hallway in fear

Seeing double: The horror continues as Swift stares into a mirror only to catch a double of herself standing behind her

Seeing double: The horror continues as Swift stares into a mirror only to catch a double of herself standing behind her

Wink! The teaser concludes with Swift's version of Marie Antoinette offering the camera wink as the title card flashes on screen

Wink! The teaser concludes with Swift’s version of Marie Antoinette offering the camera wink as the title card flashes on screen

Swift answered questions from fans about the album from SiriusXM Hits 1 listeners. Asked if the album contains upbeat material, Swift said, ‘Yes, absolutely.

‘The concept of the album Midnights is the extreme emotions you might be feeling in the middle of the night,’ she said. ‘What keeps you up at night? And so, it’s reflecting back on certain nights of my life of why I was awake in the middle of the night.’

Swift said the material covers a range of emotions ‘from grief to sadness, to fear, to anger, to flirtation or daydreaming about someone, or falling in love or feeling overconfident.

She added: ‘You know, it’s, I think it’s just a really intense time of day. So, I wanted to cover lots of different aspects of that.’ 

Swift said that good dance songs on the album include Karma, Lavender Haze and Vigilante S***.

Teaser: Taylor Swift teased her Swiftie fans with a play on words, writing on social media how this is 'our last midnight before Midnights'

Teaser: Taylor Swift teased her Swiftie fans with a play on words, writing on social media how this is ‘our last midnight before Midnights’

Swift told fans that all of the material on the Midnights is new, saying it all ‘New work.’

She added: ‘Nothing is left over from a different album. It might have been, you know, ideas or concepts or things I’ve thought of maybe making in the past, but I didn’t write anything until I was making this album.’

Swift said it is a ‘fun thing’ for her to reflect back on past work.

‘That all does usually lead to something, but you know, if we’re reflecting back on eras past and music that I’ve made in the past, I think you’ll find that there’s a really good reason for that,’ she said. ‘But it doesn’t necessarily have to do with this album.’

Swift was seen in a white tank-top in a video from the new album

Swift was seen in a white tank-top in a video from the new album

Swift earlier this week stepped up the promotional push for her tenth studio album, Midnights. 

On Wednesday, the pop superstar took to social media and revealed: ‘Our last midnight before Midnights,’ along with a 1970s retro promo photo of Swift laying back on a couch in a room full of wood paneling. 

Midnights marks yet another phase in the singer-songwriter’s massive song output in recent years, where she’s released four studio albums since Lover dropped in August 2019.

‘Our last midnight before Midnights’ is a play with words on the fact this will be the last midnight before the new record is released on Friday, October 21.

Always one to want to build up drama ahead of a new project, Team Swift also teamed up with Spotify to help build up the hype by releasing snippets of lyrics from Midnights.

The 32-year-old singer has been revealing random lyrics on billboards all across the world of late, as reported by Billboard.

Promo mode; The pop superstar has also stepped up the promotional push for her new album, Midnights, by revealing lyrics on billboards all across the world since Monday, October 17

Promo mode; The pop superstar has also stepped up the promotional push for her new album, Midnights, by revealing lyrics on billboards all across the world since Monday, October 17

Snippet #1: The first lyrics started popping up in New York City¿s Times Square on Monday that read: 'I should not be left to my own devices' on one end of the plaza

Snippet #1: The first lyrics started popping up in New York City’s Times Square on Monday that read: ‘I should not be left to my own devices’ on one end of the plaza

Snippet# 2: The next space was in London, England, with just a five word excerpt from her album: 'I polish up real nice'

Snippet# 2: The next space was in London, England, with just a five word excerpt from her album: ‘I polish up real nice’

The first lyrics started popping up in New York City’s Times Square on Monday, October 17. At the stroke of midnight, a massive vertical sign on one end of the plaza lit up with the lyric ‘I should not be left to my own devices.’

The next space was in London, England, with just a five word excerpt from her album: ‘I polish up real nice.’

In the latest reveals, a Sao Paulo, Brazil, train station lit up at midnight local time showcasing in bright purple lettering and the lyric: ‘Just like clockwork, the dominoes cascaded in a line.’ 

Snippet #3: A Sao Paulo, Brazil, train station lit up at midnight local time showcasing in bright purple lettering and the lyric: 'Just like clockwork, the dominoes cascaded in a line'

Snippet #3: A Sao Paulo, Brazil, train station lit up at midnight local time showcasing in bright purple lettering and the lyric: ‘Just like clockwork, the dominoes cascaded in a line’

Snippet #4: Another new reveal of lyrics was  on the side of Nashville¿s 1720 West End building, displaying the words: 'Did you ever have someone kiss you in a crowded room?'

Snippet #4: Another new reveal of lyrics was  on the side of Nashville’s 1720 West End building, displaying the words: ‘Did you ever have someone kiss you in a crowded room?’

There’s also one on the side of Nashville’s 1720 West End building, displaying the words: ‘Did you ever have someone kiss you in a crowded room?’

Come midnight Thursday morning, October 20, fans may very well have another lyric billboard to pore over — but only time will tell what that location will be.

In recent weeks, the songstress took to social media to showcase the four different album covers she has printed for the vinyl editions.

Four versions: In recent weeks, the songstress took to social media to showcase the four different album covers she has printed for the vinyl editions

Four versions: In recent weeks, the songstress took to social media to showcase the four different album covers she has printed for the vinyl editions

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Coming; Swift’s new album, Midnights is set to drop on October 21