Taylor Swift confirms major Midnights collaborators with epic Easter eggs

New York, New York - Taylor Swift just spilled some major collaborator tea about Midnights, the surprise album she announced at the MTV Video Music Awards in August, and Swifties are living for it.

Taylor Swift (r) just dropped some major Midnights collaborator tea.
Taylor Swift (r) just dropped some major Midnights collaborator tea.  © Collage: Screenshot/Instagram/taylorswift

Though not much is known about Swift's upcoming album, the songstress is slowly starting to drop Easter eggs for the loyal fanbase that is Taylor Nation.

On Friday, the Don't Blame Me singer dropped a teaser video on Instagram aptly captioned, "The making of Midnights," which features behind-the-scene snippets from various studio sessions during the album-making process.

Though the audio from the clips was removed and instead played alongside a song Swift attributed as Life You Lead by Niceboy Ed – who sounds a lot like Swift's former collaborator Bon Iver – the video footage did heavily feature one of Swift's longtime collaborators and best friends: Jack Antonoff.

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This little Easter egg undoubtedly confirms that Antonoff, who also worked with Swift on her albums Folklore, Evermore, 1989, and Reputation, was heavily involved in the making of Midnights, too.

But let's get back to the "Niceboy Ed" audio clip Swift chose for the post itself.

Taylor Swift introduces "Niceboy Ed"

Given the fact that this is Taylor Swift, a woman who seldom does anything related to music releases in a non-calculated way, it's possible that the song choice is an Easter egg, too.

That along with the fact that the song Life You Lead straight up didn't exist on the internet until Thursday makes things all the more suss. Is Niceboy Ed actually Bon Iver, and could this be Swift hinting that her former Evermore and Folklore collaborator is also involved in Midnights? Or is this mysterious "musician" someone else in Swift's circle?

Until Swift spills more tea, Swifties will surely be obsessing over the Midnights sneak peek in search of additional Easter eggs that likely exist.

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