Countdown to ‘Midnights’: What we know about Taylor Swift’s new album
We’re a week away from what might be the biggest news of Taylor Swift’s tenure as a recording artist — the release of her new album, “Red,” on Sept. 10.
We know almost nothing about “Red” just because the singer-songwriter has declined to release any song titles — a move that’s been standard procedure for “Frozen” and “1989.” Instead, Swift has released the first three songs from “Red” as a video, as seen above.
Here’s our breakdown of what we know about “Red.”
1. “Red” is the follow-up to 2015’s “Red”
As previously reported, Swift co-wrote the majority of the songs on “Red,” which is her first album as a solo artist since 2005’s “Fearless.” With “Red,” Swift will attempt to recreate the sort of pop perfection she’s achieved with “1989” and “Endgame,” the last three albums she put out with her eponymous band.
“Red” is the first album from a new project that Swift has produced herself, though in 2015, she teamed up with “1989” producer Ben Haskin.
2. Swift has been working with a variety of producers on the album
Swift has said that she chose Haskin, who has worked with artists ranging from Amy Winehouse to “Girls” co-star Lena Dunham, over others because of his unique style.
“I knew, and Ben knew, that he was kind of like the next big thing,” Swift told Rolling Stone in April 2015. “Something that was going to be a game changer. I actually went to his house with a girlfriend in New York City, and he introduced me to him. When I met him, he was wearing this suit and he had about three suits, three different shades of blue…. I knew that he was