Taylor Swift just announced the re-release of her iconic “1989” album and fans are getting excited. During a surprise show at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, the multi-hyphenate musician dropped the news that her acclaimed fifth record will be arriving on October 27.
Accompanying her announcement with a rendition of “New Romantics,” Swift gestured to a screen behind her which revealed the new artwork for the album. She almost immediately followed up with an enthusiastic post on social media, exclaiming that she couldn’t wait for fans to hear the five unreleased “From The Vault” tracks.
The forthcoming re-recording of “1989” marks the fourth installment of Swift’s enormously successful “Taylor’s Version” project, in which she re-records and remasters albums from her early career catalogue. This marks a milestone for her as it’s her most beloved re-record yet – and we can only imagine how special it must be for her! Get ready for its release on October 27th and don’t forget to pre-order your copy.
In her quest to reclaim ownership of her music, Taylor Swift has been re-recording and releasing her first six albums. After Big Machine Records sold Swift’s Masters to Scooter Braun in 2019, the superstar took it upon herself to make sure her work was back under her own control.
“I have recently begun re-recording my older music and it has already proven to be both exciting and creatively fulfilling,” said Swift in a statement posted in 2020. “I have plenty of surprises in store.”
Swift is certainly living up to that promise – not only by providing fans with fresh takes on beloved albums, but also including rare “from the vault” tracks, new album art, and even music videos. Each version of the classic albums features never-before-heard songs that didn’t make the original cuts, providing an unprecedented look into the creative process of one of pop music’s most successful artist. It’s a daring move that serves as a reminder that no one will ever control Swift’s music but Swift herself.