On top of Blank Space, Style, Wildest Dreams, and Bad Blood, the album promises five new unreleased songs from The Vault.
Realizing every Swiftie’s wildest dream, the multihyphenated Grammy-winning pop star officially announced the release of the re-recording of her number one album in 2014. Before launching the rendition of New Romantics during the final show of the US leg of her Eras World Tour at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, Taylor Swift disclosed to the audience that 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is coming this October.
Following the success of Fearless, Red, and Speak Now,1989 (Taylor’s Version) becomes the fourth installment of her re-recordings after Scooter Braun bought and sold her masters in 2019. The re-recording of 1989 is set to make its debut exactly nine years after the initial album’s launch, on the memorable date of October 27th, coinciding with the original release.
Here’s What We Know So Far About Taylor Swift’s 1989 (Taylor’s Version)
As if making the biggest debut on Billboard 200—with the release of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) last month—was not enough, Taylor Swift dropped another surprise on her fans with the announcement of the 1989 re-recording. Projecting on screen with all its glittering letters during her Eras Concert and simultaneously posting on her social media accounts, fans were totally overjoyed with this unexpected dose of musical delight.
First released in 2014, the 1989 album marked Taylor Swift’s definitive shift from country music to the vibrant domain of pop, which started to slide with 2012’s Red. The album featured a collection of blockbuster tracks, including chart-toppers like Shake It Off, Blank Space (which spent seven weeks at No. 1 until Anti-Hero surpassed it), Bad Blood, Wildest Dreams, Style, and Out of the Woods, which exemplified her successful navigation into the pop music landscape. It won Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
The 1989 album ranked number one on the Billboard 200—and stayed in the top ten for one full year. As per the announcement, 1989 (Taylor’s Version) will feature 21 songs, including five new tracks from the vault. In her social media accounts, Taylor Swift posted: “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 on October 27th. To be perfectly honest, this is my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve done because the 5 From the Vault tracks are so insane. I can’t believe they were ever left behind. But not for long! Pre-order 1989 (Taylor’s Version) at taylor.lnk.to/1989TaylorsVersion.”
While the details of the revived tracks were not fully disclosed, fans are getting excited about what comes with re-recording after seeing some previous collaborations with Fall Out Boy, Hayley Williams, Ed Sheeran, Maren Morris, and Lana del Rey.
Truly, you’ll never get out of style with Taylor Swift’s upcoming re-recording. The most anticipated album is scheduled for release on October 27, while the vinyl editions are already available on her website, alongside special edition deluxe CDs.