On September 19, Taylor Swift took to her social media channels to share an animated teaser video in anticipation of the release of her re-recorded album, “1989 (Taylor’s Version).” Swifties are eagerly counting down the days until October 27, the confirmed release date.
The anticipation surrounding the album intensified when Taylor Swift challenged her fans with a puzzle to solve ahead of its release. Although Google experienced a brief crash due to the overwhelming response, the problem was subsequently resolved, granting fans access to the complete tracklist for “1989 (Taylor’s Version).”
The tracklist comprises the initial 16 songs from the deluxe edition of the 1989 album, in addition to five vault tracks that had never seen official release. Notably, no guest artists have been disclosed, heightening the anticipation and excitement among eager fans.
The unveiled vault tracks include: “Slut!,” “Say Don’t Go,” “Now That We Don’t Talk,” “Suburban Legends,” and “Is It Over Now?.”
Fans’ excitement for the album’s release was ignited when Taylor Swift performed “I Know Places” during a Los Angeles concert. The concert date, August 9, held particular significance as it coincided with the original release of “1989,” exactly eight years, nine months, and 13 days prior, aligning perfectly with the year “1989.”
While on stage during the concert, Taylor Swift had one last surprise song up her sleeve from “1989.” Following her announcement of “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” she delighted the audience by performing “New Romantics.” Furthermore, Swift made a fashion statement by debuting fresh costumes for her sets, which included “Speak Now,” “Folklore,” and “1989,” all elegantly styled in the iconic sky-blue color synonymous with the “1989” era.
As a further hint, Swift performed “New Year’s Day” on the piano, leaving fans speculating that she might release “Reputation (Taylor’s Version)” on January 1, 2024.
As the release date draws near, fans worldwide are eagerly marking off the days until they can experience “1989” once more, this time from Taylor Swift’s unique perspective. Stay tuned for more updates from the world of pop culture, as Swift’s journey to reclaim her music continues.