Swift announced the album at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night in her acceptance speech for "Video of the Year," which she won for "All Too Well: The Short Film."
"I had sort of made up my mind that if you were going to be this generous and give us this, I thought it might be a fun moment to tell you that my brand new album comes out Oct. 21," Swift told the crowd, to wild cheers and applause.
Naturally, Swifties lost their marbles.
There was a whole lot of collective screaming, crying, throwing up, etc.
In fact, the phrase "SCREAMING CRYING THROWING UP" actually trended on Twitter right after the announcement. Her power!
When the clock struck 12, Swift announced that the album would be titled Midnights. In an Instagram post, Swift described the concept for the album as "the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life."
"We lie awake in love and in fear, in turmoil and in tears. We stare at walls and drink until they speak back," she wrote. "We twist in our self-made cages and pray that we aren't — right this minute — about to make some fateful life-altering mistake."
“This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams," the post continued. "The floors we pace and the demons we face. 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.”
Of course, people went even wilder, if that's even possible.
Especially when people realized it was dropping on...Kim Kardashian's birthday.
(Which, of course, was itself an homage to Swift's dress at the 2009 VMAs, where Ye famously interrupted Swift's acceptance speech...which occurred 13 years ago, Swift's lucky number, and my god, am I sounding like I have a yarn wall in my apartment yet, or...?)
Anyway, now everyone is just impatiently waiting till Oct. 21 and theorizing what the album will be:
Meet you all at midnight!!!!!!!!