Is the song in Taylor Swift’s Midnights Tiktok from Joe Alwyn’s band?
Put a halt to the press! A new TikTok video was uploaded by Taylor Swift. The pop diva and film director gave fans a 15-second sneak peek at her upcoming tenth studio album, titled Midnights, by posting a clip of her working on the record.
In addition, it was a tease, as it showed Taylor Swift working with her right-hand producer Jack Antonoff, recording some vocals, and… not much else. The most puzzling aspect of the whole thing, though, was Swift’s selection of the song “life you lead” by niceboy ed. According to the description provided on YouTube, the song was just published one day ago, indicating that it may be the artist’s very first release.
Doesn’t sound right, does it? Now, let’s delve a little bit farther into this topic. After the music was made available to the public, it was shared on Twitter by an account devoted to Swift’s boyfriend Joe Alwyn called @joealwyndrunk. They stated, “This man Ed is one of Joe’s close pals and he published his first song,” and then they added, in a subsequent tweet, that “there’s a lot of evidence of their closeness.”
Furthermore, there is! On Instagram, Alwyn is one of the few people who follow @niceboy ed, and the majority of the positive comments that have been left about the song that niceboy ed has shared come from accounts that Alwyn also follows.
Later on, @joealwyndrunk asserted that he posted a picture of Alwyn with Ed, claiming that Ed was a member of his lifelong friend group known as the “Frosty Crew.” Swift is apparently great with this group of people.
At this point, you might be wondering, “Couldn’t this just be Joe Alwyn?” and you wouldn’t be wrong to do so. There is absolutely a possibility. Aside from the fact that they overlap on Instagram, the song itself gives off the impression of being sung by someone who has an English accent. It also includes the U.K. copyright sign in the YouTube description, which suggests that it was launched in the United Kingdom.
Additionally, a locked Twitter account for @niceboy ed claims that the company is situated in London. Not to mention the fact that the song itself sounds quite a little like Bon Iver, an artist who has been a significant influence on Alwyn and with whom he collaborated on Swift’s song “exile” from 2020.
In addition to that, don’t you think the baby depicted on the cover looks suspiciously like a young Joe?
Swift has previously engaged in promotions of this nature. Do you remember a few years ago when she was promoting a cover of “Look What You Made Me Do” that turned out to be performed by her brother, Austin? This time, it seems to have been equally thought out, judging by the nonchalant smile emoji that niceboy ed sent on Instagram after Swift used their music. This indicates that it was planned out.
Therefore, it is possible that she is simply being helpful to one of her boyfriend’s other close pals. This would be a tremendous, significant favor. Perhaps she is showing her partner some love by doing this for him. It’s also possible that the song contains information about Midnights, and that Niceboy Ed was involved in its creation. It’s possible that this is a different artist’s rendition of a song from Midnights that was originally published before Taylor’s version. At this point, every hypothesis should be considered viable — Swifties, it’s just the life you lead.