Taylor Swift announced at the 2022 VMAs that her next album is dropping in October.

OMG, Taylor Announced Her New Album's Release Date At The VMAs

Talk about an iconic acceptance speech.

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Well, now I know why Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. Swift won Video of the Year for “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)” during the final few moments of the awards show, and she used her acceptance speech to make a major announcement. Swifties, mark your calendars, because Swift said her next album is dropping on October 21.

Even better, she ended her speech by teasing that more information would be announced at midnight on Aug. 29. True to her word, at midnight, the homepage on Swift’s website switched from a running clock with a caption that reads, “Meet me at midnight,” to information about the upcoming record.

So here’s what you need to know: The album is titled Midnights, and the cover is a close-up of Swift using a Zippo lighter. The album consists of 13 tracks, split between A and B sides. The Midnights vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital album are all currently available for pre-order.

Also at midnight on Aug. 29, Swift released a statement alongside the album cover. “This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams. The floors we pace and the demons we face,” she wrote, in part. “For all of us who have tossed and turned and decided to keep the lanterns lit and go searching — hoping that just maybe, when the clock strikes twelve...we’ll meet ourselves.”

Outside of, you know, dropping a huge announcement, the VMAs turned out to be a major night for Swift. MTV couldn’t help but cut to her throughout the show for reactions to big moments during the show, including a moment in which she encouraged the audience behind her to stand up during one of Nicki Minaj’s acceptance speeches. Swift also took home the award for Best Longform Video for “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version).”

Come to think of it, she could easily repeat this all success at next year’s VMAs with Midnights. When it comes to Swift, anything is possible.