It's safe to say Swifties have had to do their fair share of sleuthing of late, with Taylor being renowned for the subtle easter eggs and clues she sprinkles throughout her music videos and live shows.
Their latest round of detective work was proven fruitful when Taylor Swift confirmed fans’ suspicions that 1989 (Taylor's Version) would be made available later this year.
The ‘Sparks Fly (Taylor's Version)’ hitmaker revealed the new record during her final 2023 US tour-stop in Los Angeles, California. The hotly anticipated project will be released on October 27.
1989, which remains a fan-favourite project for many, is the latest album to be getting the ‘Taylor's Version’ treatment, as the country-pop megastar continues to re-record her older material.
Fans suspected the unveiling might be arriving during her SoFi Stadium show, and Taylor Swift wore a variety of pointedly blue-themed outfits throughout her set, as an homage to her 1989 era. The moment we'd all been waiting for came during the ‘Surprise Songs’ section, before she then went on to perform ‘New Romantic’ and ’New Year's Day’.
1989, which was originally released in 2014 and spawned a plethora of hits, including ‘Shake It Off’ and ‘Style’, and has been one of the most hotly anticipated Taylor's Version projects ever since she confirmed she'd be re-recording her Big Machine albums.
We're yet to hear which ‘From The Vault’ tracks will be included, but if Speak Now (Taylor's Version) was anything to go by, we're surely in store for another slew of magical collaborations.
Speak Now (Taylor's Version) dropped on July 7, and featured six ‘From the Vault’ offerings, including the Hayley Williams-assisted ‘Castles Crumbling (Taylor's Version)’, ‘I Can See You (Taylor's Version)’ and ‘Electric Touch (Taylor's Version)’ with Fall Out Boy.
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