The next re-recorded album from Taylor Swift’s catalog has been announced.
Swift revealed on Wednesday that 1989 (Taylor’s version) will be released on October 27. The singer announced the news during the sixth night of her Eras Tour shows at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
The re-recorded album follows the release of Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Red (Taylor’s Version) and Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).
The 2014 album, which originally included 13 songs on the standard version and 16 songs on the deluxe edition, was home to their hit singles “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” “Style,” and “Wildest Dreams.”
The re-recorded version will feature 21 songs, including 5 previously unreleased songs from The Vault as described on their website.
“Surprise!! 1989 (Taylor’s version) It’s on its way to you.” Swift wrote on social media as he also revealed the album cover art. “He 1989 The album changed my life in countless ways and I am excited to announce that my version will be out on October 27th. To be perfectly honest this is my most FAVORITE re-recording I’ve ever done because the tracks on 5 From The Vault are insane. I can’t believe they ever got left behind. But not by much!”
Fans have long speculated on the re-recording as the next album in their catalog to be revisited. Swift has teased multiple Easter egg tracks from the album over time, including during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbertwhen he revealed that the re-recorded version of his single “Wildest Dreams” would appear in the film Spirit and the first season finale on Prime Video The summer I got pretty teased rerecording her 1989 song, “This Love (Taylor Version)”.
Speculation continued to grow after SoFi Stadium shared a tweet welcoming Swift ahead of her six shows. in one of the shared imagesa lifeguard shack is shown against a beach backdrop with the words “1989 (Taylor’s Version)”.
Swift herself also added fuel to the fire with her Easter egg track in her recent “I Can See You” music video, a vault track from her. Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) album. In the music video starring Joey King and Taylor Lautner, the two help Swift escape from a bank vault, symbolizing her attempt to get her music back. At the end of the video, she is shown in her getaway car driving onto a bridge with the sign reading “1989 TV” in the center, leading fans to believe she was alluding. 1989 (Taylor’s version) being next to the launch.
At the time of its release, 1989 It was a monumental moment in Swift’s career, as it marked her transition into the pop genre landscape after beginning her career as a country singer-songwriter. Her fifth studio album earned her 10 Grammy nominations, winning album of the year, best pop vocal album and best music video for “Bad Blood,” which featured a host of guest stars, including Selena Gomez, Zendaya, Jessica Alba. and more. At the time, Swift had made history by becoming the first woman to win the Grammy for Album of the Year twice for her solo recordings. She years after winning album of the year in 2021 for folkloreSwift was recognized as the only female solo artist to have won that top award three times.
According Billboard, 1989 it peaked at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and spent its entire first year in the Top 10, becoming the fifth album to achieve this feat.
Swift’s re-recordings have been extremely successful following their releases. When Swift launched Fearless (Taylor’s Version) last April he debuted in No. 1 in the Billboard 200 chart. The re-recorded album also included songs “from the vault”, which included collaborations with country singers Maren Morris and Keith Urban. For Red (Taylor’s Version)fast collaborated with Chris Stapleton, Phoebe Bridgers and Ed Sheeran. meanwhile for Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)the singer teamed up with Paramore’s Hayley Williams and Fall Out Boy for the songs “From the Vault” “Castles Crumbling” and “Electric Touch”.
Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) marked Swift’s 12th No. 1 album on the Billboard chart and helped the singer break another record, as she became the first living artist in nearly 60 years to have at least four albums in the top 10 at the same time. on the Billboard 200 chart, which included Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), midnight, lover and folklore.
The singer first confirmed in 2019 that she would re-record her songbook to own her masters after Scooter Braun acquired Big Machine Records and its catalog of master recordings, featuring her albums. Taylor Swift (2006) and 2017 Reputation still brand new.
On Wednesday, Swift wrapped up the US dates of her ongoing Eras Tour concert series with a six-night run at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. However, fast announced last week that she was adding more North American dates to the Eras tour, starting in November 2024. Next, Swift heads to South America before kicking off 2024 in Asia and Australia. She is set to spend the summer of 2024 touring Europe before heading back to North America for additional dates.