OTR StillHouse to Host Taylor Swift ‘Midnights’ Release Party | Music News | Cincinnati
As the clock ticks from 11:59 p.m. to midnight on October 21, “Swifties” will be ecstatic.
OTR Stillhouse will serve Taylor Swift loyalists when the prolific singer, songwriter and performer releases her new album Midnights at – when else? – midnight on October 21. Fans will gather at the distillery and performance venue for an album celebration and listening party.
album release party will begin at 8:30 p.m., with Swifties listening to fan favorites and dance remixes before new songs from Midnights drop. Guests are invited to dress in their favorite Swift look or era for the chance to participate in a runway walk. Attendees can also sing karaoke, purchase merchandise and enjoy food, according to the event’s website. The party is “organized by Swifties, for Swifties”, organizers say.
Participants must be 21 years or older to participate. Tickets cost between $13 and $22.
OTR Stillhouse is located at 2017 Branch Street. Find all the details on Eventbrite.
Swift announced the release date for her upcoming surprise album at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 28 as she accepted her Video of the Year award for Too good: the short film. Since the announcement, Swift has also shared the album’s track titles via social media, building anticipation in her fanbase.
During her award acceptance speech, Swift described Midnights as “the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life.“Although she kept the contents of the album a secret, the album cover shows a very moody vibe with colors and fashion alluding to 60s and 70s influences.
In January, Cincinnati-bred The National’s Aaron Dessner came to Swift’s defense after Blur and Gorillaz singer Damon Albarn suggested during an interview with the Los Angeles Times that Swift doesn’t write her own songs. Albarn also suggested that co-writing songs was different from writing solo.
Swift, one of the best-selling musicians of all time, is considered the sole songwriter or co-writer on each of her albums. She has received several awards for her songwriting and has even re-recorded previous albums to own all the rights to her songs.
Swift fired back on Twitter, setting Albarn straight. “I write ALL my own songs. Your mentality is completely wrong and SO damaging,” she said at the time.
Musicians who collaborated with Swift shared their experiences and observations, including Dessner, who had worked with Swift to produce it. folklore and still albums in addition to other projects. On January 24, Dessner tweeted, “You obviously have no idea what his writing and working process is.”
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