The cat is out of the bag (no, not Taylor’s cat, Meredith): Taylor Swift has confirmed a surprise duet with Lana Del Rey in a new song, “Snow on the Beach.”
A few weeks ahead of the release of Swift’s tenth studio album, “Midnights,” the music industry has been teasing and keeping her fans on their toes with her new TikTok series called Midnights Mayhem with Me. The show sees Swift revealing the album’s track titles by way of retrieving a numbered ball in a bingo cage every midnight.
In recent weeks, the Grammy Award-winning artist has revealed all 13 tracks, including “Lavender Haze,” “Anti-Hero,” “Labyrinth,” and “Karma,” a song that fans first speculated was the name of an album, among others.
During the series’ last episode, that’s the time Swift dropped the ball—figuratively—and announced that the fourth track, “Snow on the Beach,” of the album will feature none other than Lana Del Rey.
@taylorswift Our LAST EPISODE! The season finale of Midnights Mayhem with Me, with QUITE the twist of an ending… #TSmidnighTS #SwiftTok #MidnightsMayhemWithMe ♬ Midnight Mayhem episode 13 – Taylor Swift
“Hello and welcome to the final episode of Midnights Mayhem with Me. It’s been genuinely chaotic and I’ve enjoyed every single of it,” the “All Too Well” singer said before revealing the title track. She even smiled on the screen, possibly thinking she and Lana’s fans would freak out once they heard the news.
Indeed, the fans went over the moon on Twitter and raved about, dare I say, the collaboration of the century.
taylor swift featuring lana del rey: pic.twitter.com/KKNN8jWdka
— lana del rey hq 🚜 (@LDRHQ) October 7, 2022
TAYLOR SWIFT FT LANA DEL REY COLLAB ITS FUCKING HAPPENINGGGGG pic.twitter.com/kxEi6Hp4xB
— jah (@rostovaaax) October 7, 2022
No thoughts, just Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift in Midnights era. pic.twitter.com/WaEL1iL4xM
— Pop Base (@pojbase) October 7, 2022
TAYLOR SWIFT AND LANA DEL REY ARE COMING TO CREATE HISTORY pic.twitter.com/CW8A23OBlE
— t. (@crumbshizz) October 7, 2022
taylor swift, jack antonoff and lana del rey all working together in the same song… you know it’s gonna be a masterpiece
— pia (@repiatation13) October 7, 2022
October giving us new music from Arctic Monkeys, The 1975 AND Taylor Swift featuring Lana Del Rey?? 2014 tumblr girlies we on
— loz (@cruel_bummer) October 7, 2022
taylor swift and lana del rey are both among the greatest songwriters of this century and now both of them will be in one song can you imagine the collapse?????
— TM | Midnights 🕛 (@TMlovesRED) October 7, 2022
Lana Del rey, taylor swift and jack antonoff writing snow on the beach together pic.twitter.com/9dflabnl4X
— Tropico🦩 (@plsslana) October 7, 2022
LANA DEL REY AS THE ONLY FEATURE ON A TAYLOR SWIFT ALBUM OMFG I JUST KNOW MIDNIGHTS IS GONNA BE THE COLLAPSE. THE MOMENT. A CULTURAL RESET. A MOMENT IN HISTORY.
99 ON METACRITIC, TAYLOR'S 4TH AOTY, ALBUM OF THE DECADE, ALBUM OF A LIFETIME, MAGNUM OPUS. HER BEST WORK TO DATE.
— Taylor Crave (Lite) (@mainpopgirI) October 7, 2022
TAYLOR SWIFT FEATURING LANA DEL REY OH HOW LONG I HAVE WAITED pic.twitter.com/FmWqrJPQjR
— daniel (@cinnamn13) October 7, 2022
with Taylor swift’s daddy issues and Lana del rey’s mommy issues, they’re gonna serve us the abandonment anthem of the fall omg pic.twitter.com/4zxbNWhTZc
— Saanvi || DANNY’S DAY🎂 (@hoaxxcorp) October 7, 2022
Lana Del Rey has revealed the cover art for her and Taylor Swift’s new single “Snow on the Beach” pic.twitter.com/NGd2dwU9uc
— The Cult Of Del Rey (@CinamonSlut) October 9, 2022
Snow on the Beach by Taylor Swift sounds cute, nature-y, cardigan-y and poetic, but add “feat Lana Del Rey” and its now sad whore, crushed diamond cocaine daddy
— The Cult Of Del Rey (@CinamonSlut) October 8, 2022
It can be recalled that in April 2022, a group photo of Swift, Del Rey, and producer Jack Antonoff resurfaced on the internet, which made Twitter abuzz with rumors of a possible collaboration between the three artists.
New photo of Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey and Jack Antonoff! pic.twitter.com/ecKXbDFIPd
— Taylana Updates (@taylanainfo) April 4, 2022
Other than the #TayLana’s rumored collaboration, fans have also theorized that English band The 1975 will also be featured in Swift’s new album after the band’s manager hinted it on Twitter. This rumor, however, has been debunked as Lana Del Rey is the only artist to be featured in “Midnights.” The band’s frontman Matty Healy even wrote on Twitter: “[Y]ou guys actually thought Taylor Swift was gonna have me on her album.”
you guys actually thought Taylor Swift was gonna have me on her album 😂😂😂
— Matty (@MatthewTHealy) October 7, 2022
Swift first announced her 10th studio album, “Midnights,” during this year’s MTV Video Music Awards while accepting the award for winning the Video of the Year category for “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version).”
In an Instagram post, Swift described “Midnights” as “the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life.”
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“Midnights” will be available for streaming on October 21.
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