Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ album release causes Spotify to crash


It wouldn’t be a Taylor Swift album release without a grand entrance.

The 11-time Grammy winner’s highly anticipated tenth studio album, « Midnights, » was released Thursday night, but it wasn’t without its fair share of chaos.

Millions of so-called « Swifties » stayed up until midnight to listen to the record, but fans scrambled after streaming giant Spotify crashed just as the album was released as users were reporting an internet outage despite internet availability.

According to Downdetector.com, Spotify experienced a massive outage across the globe at midnight ET – the exact time Swift’s album was released.

Fans expressed their frustration with the issue, with many disappointed that they weren’t able to hear the singer’s 13 new tracks immediately.

« Midnights » features 13 new songs from the singer, including one with Lana Del Rey.

« Spotify crashed after the release of Taylor Swift’s new album #TSmidnighTS, » wrote an account next to a screenshot of the app saying « something went wrong ».

“YALL DONE BROKE SPOTIFY. #MidnightsTaylorSwift,” another tweeted.

A third wrote« Spotify literally broke for a minute!!! I was in panic mode, » before a fourth posted the app’s error message, Tweeter« Really @Spotify? On a night like this? I’m fuming #TSmidnightTS.

Spotify users reported outages on social media.

Fortunately, the connectivity issues were short-lived.

Fortunately, the connectivity issues were short-lived.

“Can I ask you a question…? @taylorswift13 @taylornation13 how does it feel knowing you planted spotify?? (Midnights is already a top album),” another Swiftie added.

The apparent outage only seemed to last for a short while, much to the delight of die-hard Swift fans.

Fans also got more than they bargained for in the early hours of Friday morning after Swift’s « Midnights (3am Edition) » went wild on the platform.

The special edition of the album includes seven additional tracks.

The singer revealed this week that she has made a series of « musical films » featuring Laura Dern, the Haim sisters, makeup artist Pat McGrath and model Dita Von Teese.

The first part of the visual album – a video for the disc’s third track, « Anti-Hero » – will premiere at 8 a.m. ET.


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