Just hours after the release of her new album Midnights, Taylor Swift has shared the ‘3AM Edition’ of the record. It features seven additional tracks that were conceived during the making of the album, including three – ‘The Great War’, ‘High Infidelity’, and ‘Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve’ – that feature the National’s Aaron Dessner. ‘High Infidelity’ also credits Big Thief drummer James Krivchenia as a contributor. Listen to it below.
On social media, Swift wrote: “Surprise! I think of Midnights as a complete concept album, with those 13 songs forming a full picture of the intensities of that mystifying, mad hour. However! There were other songs we wrote on our journey to find that magic 13. I’m calling them 3am tracks. Lately I’ve been loving the feeling of sharing more of our creative process with you, like we do with From The Vault tracks. So it’s 3am and I’m giving them to you now.”
Swift also appeared on the latest episode of New Music Daily on Apple Music, where she discussed the meaning of her song ‘Karma’. “So one of the themes about Midnights is how you’re feeling in the middle of the night and that can be intense self-hatred you go through these very polarizing emotions when you’re up late at night and you’re brain just spirals, it can spiral downward or it can spiral way up and you can just be really feeling yourself,” she said.
“‘Karma’ is written from a perspective of feeling like really happy really proud of the way you life is, feeling like this must be a reward for doing stuff right and it’s a song that I really love because I think we all need some of those moments you know we can’t just be beating ourselves up all the time,” she continued. “You have to have these moments where you’re like you know what karma is my boyfriend and that’s it.”
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