POP SINGER Taylor Swift has released her tenth studio album, with one of the songs featured on it referencing a trip she made to Wicklow last year.
Swift announced the new album, Midnights, at the end of August, describing it as the stories of "13 sleepless nights" scattered throughout her life.
It was released last night at midnight, with a surprise 3am Edition being released this morning featuring seven more songs that didn't make the final cut.
The penultimate track on the album, called Sweet Nothing, describes a trip she made to Wicklow in July 2021.
The opening verse references a pebble that she picked up in the county:
"I spy with my little tired
Tiny as a firefly, a
That we picked up last
Down deep inside your pocket
We almost forgot it
Does it ever miss
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During the semi-acoustic ballad, Swift adds: "Outside they're push and shoving / You’re in the kitchen humming."
The album also gives an insight into the singer's relationship with her boyfriend Joe Alwyn, whose Irish connection stems from starring in the TV adaptation of Irish writer Sally Rooney's Conversations With Friends.
The 32-year-old hitmaker was last year pictured on a Donegal beach while filming for the series was underway in Northern Ireland.
Overall, the new album breaks away from her previous two folk-inspired albums Folklore and Evermore, and leans more into electronic and synth-pop.
Those who feature on the album include Zoe Kravitz, daughter of Lenny Kravitz, Jack Antonoff and Lana Del Ray.