Taylor Swift, 31, has announced a new release date for her re-recording of “Fearless,” which she debuted two months ago.
Fans have been speculating for months that she would release “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” at midnight on June 18 to surprise Swifties. She did, however, announce on Friday that the 2012 album “Red” will be the next to be re-recorded.
However, it is not happening quickly. Fans won’t be able to hear the album’s second version until November 19.
“I’ve always said that the world is a different place for the heartbroken,” Swift wrote in the announcement. “It moves at a different speed and on a different axis. Time moves backwards and forwards in a jerky manner. The heartbroken might go through thousands of micro-emotions a day trying to figure out how to get through it without picking up the phone to hear that old familiar voice. In the land of heartbreak, moments of strength, independence, and devil-may-care rebellion are intricately woven together with grief, paralyzing vulnerability and hopelessness. Imagining your future might always take you on a detour back to the past. And this is all to say, that the next album I’ll be releasing is my version of ‘Red’.”
Swift goes on to explain the album’s initial meaning, alluding to her previous breakups.
She then wrapped up the announcement by revealing that the album will have a total of 30 songs on it, as well as the inclusion of the fan-favorite “All Too Well,” but in a longer, more explicit version.
“Sometimes you need to talk it over (over and over and over) for it to ever really be… over. Like your friend who calls you in the middle of the night going on and on about their ex, I just couldn’t stop writing. This will be the first time you hear all 30 songs that were meant to go on ‘Red’. And hey, one of them is even 10 minutes long.”
Following the huge success of “Fearless (Taylor’s Version),” fans speculated that she would announce — or at the very least, release — “1989” based on the Easter eggs she kept teasing. Despite the Swifties’ sleuthing, Taylor was able to mislead her fans enough for her Friday announcement to be a genuine surprise.
Swift’s Instagram post received few comments, but fans of her music are still celebrating on other social media platforms. In the wake of the collective excitement for the re-release of the extended and explicit version of “All Too Well,” which has been rumored to be about Gyllenhaal, Jake Gyllenhaal has already started trending on Twitter.
Fans were not only slamming Gyllenhaal, but they were also chastising Swift for giving false information.
One fan even noticed that Swift’s “Red (Taylor’s Version)” announcement fell on Scooter Braun’s birthday, which could be a deliberate nod to the music mogul who pushed Swift to re-record her first six albums.
The single “Red (Taylor’s Version)” will be released on November 19.