The next re-recorded album from Taylor Swift’s catalogue has been announced.
Swift revealed Wednesday that 1989 (Taylor’s Version) will release on Oct. 27. The singer announced the news during the sixth night of her Eras Tour shows at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
The rerecorded album follows the release of Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Red (Taylor’s Version) and Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).
The 2014 album, which originally featured 13 songs on the standard version and 16 songs on the deluxe edition, was home to her hit singles “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” “Style” and “Wildest Dreams.”
The rerecorded version will feature 21 songs, including 5 previously unreleased songs from The Vault as described on her website.
“Surprise!! 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is on its way to you,” Swift wrote on social media as she also revealed the album cover. “The 1989 album changed my life in countless ways, and it fills me with such excitement to announce that my version of it will be out October 27th. To be perfectly honest, this is my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve ever done because the 5 From The Vault tracks are so insane. I can’t believe they were ever left behind. But not for long!”
1989 has long been speculated by fans as the next album from her catalogue to be revisited. Swift has teased multiple Easter egg clues to the album over time including during an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert when she revealed that the re-recorded version of her single “Wildest Dreams” would be featured in the movie Spirit and the season one finale of Prime Video’s The Summer I Turned Pretty. She also teased the re-recording of her 1989 song, “This Love (Taylor’s Version).”
Speculation continued to grow after SoFi Stadium shared a tweet welcoming Swift prior to kicking off her six shows. In one of the visuals shared, a lifeguard shack against a beach backdrop is shown with the words “1989 (Taylor’s Version).”
Swift herself also added fuel to the fire with a subtle clue 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 reclaim her music. At the end of the video, their getaway car is shown driving towards a bridge with the sign that reads “1989 TV” sign in the center, leaving fans to believe it alluded to 1989 (Taylor’s Version) being next to release.
(Excerpt) Read more in: The Hollywood Reporter