By Xochipilli

Taylor Swift’s 2022 album “Midnights” showcases the singer’s continued growth as an artist and songwriter.  The lyrics on the album are deeply personal and emotional, with Swift taking the listener on a journey through the various ups and downs of love and relationships.  The music on the album is diverse, with influences ranging from pop and folk to electronic and R&B.

One of the standout tracks on the album is the lead single “Midnights”, which is a hauntingly beautiful ballad about the end of a relationship.  The song’s sparse instrumentation and emotive vocals allow the lyrics to take center stage, with Swift delivering lines like “I can’t keep living in the space between the scars and the stars” with raw vulnerability.

Another highlight on the album is “Anti-Hero” a catchy pop song that finds Swift reflecting on the ways in which her own expectations and fantasies can sometimes be at odds with reality in a relationship.  The song features an infectious beat and clever wordplay, with Swift singing lines like “In my head, I do everything right / But in reality, I’m stumbling and fumbling” with self-aware humor.

“Midnights” is a strong addition to Swift’s catalog and a testament to her ability to consistently create thought-provoking and emotionally resonant music.  While some fans may miss the more lighthearted and playful side of Swift’s earlier work, the album’s introspective and mature themes will undoubtedly resonate with listeners who have experienced their own struggles with love and relationships.