Taylor Swift Reveals That Her Next Album Will Be Her Version Of ‘Red’
According to her Instagram post, Taylor Swift has announced that her upcoming album will be a re-recording of her ‘Red,’ and shared the album’s release date.
It is known that the singer has been working on a project of re-recording all of her first six records. This decision was due to Scooter Braun‘s purchase of Big Machine Records in 2019, the first label Swift signed with as a teenager. With the purchase, Braun became the owner of the original master recordings which left Taylor Swift feeling sad and grossed out.
Swift then called him a ‘bully,’ revealing her plans to re-record the original versions to have ownership over her music. Swift then signed with Republic Records and UMG, and with this new contract, she will have ownership of her future music.
Two months before, the award-winning musician Taylor Swift had announced another re-recording ‘Fearless (Taylor Swift’s Version)’ which was debuted at number one on Billboard 200 chart. Along with that, she owns the rights of her album ‘Lover,’ and her sister records ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore.’
Although her fans were expecting her to re-record her album ‘1989’ for her next move, in her recent Instagram post, Swift has revealed that her new re-record will be ‘Red,’ her widely accomplished album released back in 2012. She mentioned the feelings caused by heartbreak and revealed that her new release will be her version of ‘Red’ as she claims both musically and lyrically, the album resembled a heartbroken person.
Swift then added she experimented on different sounds and collaborators as if she was trying on pieces of a new life. At the end of her post, she also announced that the album will mark the first time to hear all 30 songs that were meant to be on the album before, one of them being 10 minutes long. According to the post, the album will be out on November 19, 2021.
On the Instagram post, Swift has announced the release, saying:
“I’ve always said that the world is a different place for the heartbroken. It moves on a different axis, at a different speed. Time skips backward and forwards fleetingly. 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.“
She then announced the release date and gave hints about the content of the album:
“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 ten minutes long.
Red (Taylor’s Version) will be out November 19.”
You can see the photos Swift posted below.