Who is Midnight Rain About?

November 30, 2023
David Sunnyside

When it comes to interpreting Taylor Swift’s music, her fans are notoriously good at it. From throwing shade at exes like Kanye West and Scooter Braun to implying a romantic connection with Joe Alwyn, Swifties are always on the lookout for clues in her songs. With Midnight Rain, the sixth track on her tenth album, Midnights (2022), many have wondered who the song is about.

While Swift has not revealed if the song is based on a true story, it’s no secret that her lyrics are often inspired by real people who have had an impact on her life. From the evocative imagery to the relatable themes, it’s no wonder Midnight Rain has captivated audiences since its release.

Many Swifties believe that the song is about her ex, Tom Hiddleston. After the pair’s whirlwind relationship attracted a lot of attention in 2016, fans have speculated that the song is a direct reference to their relationship. The production of the song also lends support to this theory. It features a mysterious low voice that appears to be uncredited, but it has been confirmed by a source close to Uproxx that the voice is actually Taylor’s, but at a much lower pitch.

Regardless of who the song is about, it is clear that it is about a heartbreak that left Swift feeling empty and alone. While many of her other songs focus on the pain and struggle of a breakup, Midnight Rain is a different take, one that emphasizes the growth that can result from it.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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