It's official! The one Swifties have been waiting for, 1989 (Taylor's Version), will be released on October 27, with Taylor sharing the exciting news during her recent Eras tour stop in Los Angeles. Aptly, the revelation came on 8/9, a subtle nod to the album's title.
Eagled-eyed fans had been suspecting the announcement was coming due to a trail of hints and teasers scattered in typical Taylor Swift fashion. As the August 9 show progressed at LA's SoFi Stadium, attendees noticed virtually all Taylor's outfits had a blue theme.
This turned out to be an homage to her 1989 era, with the unveiling arriving during the ‘Anti-Hero’ hitmaker's much-loved ‘Surprise Songs’ section of her setlist. After chatting to the crowd for a few minutes, Taylor then directed their attention towards the big screen behind her, where the 1989 (Taylor's Version) artwork and release date appeared.
In Taylor Swift's subsequent Instagram post, she confirmed the revamped edition of 1989 will feature five ‘From The Vault’ tracks, which usually incorporate a collaboration or two. For instance, her previous Taylor's Version project, Speak Now, included enchanting duets with Hayley Williams (‘Castles Crumbling’) and Fall Out Boy (‘Electric Touch’).
As every Swiftie knows, Taylor is very detail-oriented when it comes to planning out release schedules, and in a heartwarmingly cyclical move, she's decided to drop 1989 (Taylor's Version) exactly nine years after the original album was made available.
Listeners will be eagerly looking forward to hearing new versions of 1989 stand-outs such as ‘Blank Space’, ‘Shake It Off’, ‘Style’, ‘Bad Blood’ and more, with the widely acclaimed 2014 project remaining a favourite among many Swifties.
In 2016, the album deservedly picked up the Grammy for Album of the Year, as well as earning Taylor Swift the gong for Best Pop Vocal Album of the Year, while the star-studded ‘Bad Blood’ visuals received the Grammy for Best Music Video.
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