Taylor Swift Drops New Album “Midnights” & Hilarious Music Video for Lead Single “Anti-Hero”

Taylor Swift at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards.
Taylor Swift at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards. Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/Shutterstock (10359323cg)

Taylor Swift’s new album Midnights finally hit the shelves this Friday, together with the music video for the lead single “Anti-Hero”. Swift’s self-directed visual for this song allowed the singer to explore her insecurities in the most hilarious way possible.

Just like the album itself, the music video for “Anti-Hero” sees Swift revisit her past eras, while also allowing her to bloom and grow. One of its most hilarious scenes takes us decades into the future, and it shows her kids fighting over the inheritance at her funeral.

“Anti-Hero” also happens to be one of Swift’s most personal songs to date because it allowed her to come to terms with things that she hates about herself.

“I don’t think I’ve delved this far into my insecurities in this detail before. I struggle a lot with the idea that my life has become unmanageably sized… This song really is a real guided tour throughout all of the things I tend to hate about myself,” wrote Swift on Instagram.

Midnights hit the shelves on October 21 and broke several major records right away. It became the most streamed album in a single day on Amazon Music and Spotify, while Billboard reported it’s set to become the best-selling album of 2022, with 800,000 units sold in a single day.