Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ To Be Next Re-Recorded Album
Taylor Swift has announced her next re-recorded album. Following her final night of the U.S, leg of her tour in Los Angeles Wednesday (August 9), the singer-songwriter took to X to make the big news. Swift, 33, tweeted: “Surprise!! 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is on its way to you [soon]!”
The musician said how the 2014 album changed her life “in countless ways.” It will be released nine years to the day after the original: it will be out on October 27 as well. She adds, “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!” The award-winning artist then shared a link to pre-order, which you can find here.
Surprise!! 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is on its way to you 🔜! 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… pic.twitter.com/JFYOWhBxhj— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 10, 2023
1989 gave us hits like “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” “Style,” “Wildest Dreams,” and “Bad Blood.” Swift’s fifth album was her becoming a pop star, with tons of synth-pop and electropop. Max Martin co-wrote and co-produced most of the record. The record won Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2016 Grammys.
Swift released her re-recording of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) in July. Alongside new versions of the 16 tracks originally featured on the 2010 album, the album includes “From the Vault” songs featuring emo legends Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump and Paramore’s Hayley Williams. “I Can See You” was another “From the Vault” song that starred Swift’s ex Taylor Lautner in the music video. He even joined her on stage at her Kansas City concert with his wife — also named Taylor.
As previously reported, Swift confirmed she was re-recording her entire discography back in 2019 following Scooter Braun’s . In September 2022, Braun said he had “regrets” over how the scenario played out, adding that in hindsight, he would’ve handled it differently. Swift’s first re-recording was her second studio album, 2008’s Fearless, in April 2021. Seven months later came Red, her fourth studio album, in November of that year. Red (Taylor’s Version) featured a 10-minute version of “All Too Well,” which was made into a short film directed by Swift. The video earned the artist a record-winning Video of the Year trophy at the 2022 VMAs.