The long-awaited launch of “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” is lastly right here, and Swifties are already of their feels in regards to the reworked variations of Swift’s basic songs — tand the album’s six vault songs.
Swift made the announcement about “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” in Might throughout her Eras Tour cease in Nashville, TN, her hometown. “I think rather than me speaking about it, I thought I would show you, so if you would direct your attention . . .” Swift stated throughout the live performance, per Selection. As she trailed off, the screens behind her have been full of the brand new cowl artwork for the “Speak Now” rerelease, in addition to the album’s July 7 launch date.
The 33-year-old singer additionally made an announcement by way of social media. “It fills me with such pride and joy to announce that my version of Speak Now will be out July 7 (just in time for July 9th, iykyk ),” she tweeted. “I first made Speak Now, completely self-written, between the ages of 18 and 20. The songs that came from this time in my life were marked by their brutal honesty, unfiltered diaristic confessions and wild wistfulness. I love this album because it tells a tale of growing up, flailing, flying and crashing . . . and living to speak about it.”
She went on to disclose the rerelease would additionally embody six songs from “the vault.” “With six extra songs I’ve sprung loose from the vault, I absolutely cannot wait to celebrate ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’ with you on July 7th,” she concluded.
Swift additionally included a particular word for followers about simply how particular “Speak Now” is to her. “I always looked at this album as my album, and the lump in my throat expands to a quivering voice as I say this,” she wrote. “Thanks to you, dear reader, it finally will be. I consider this music to be, along with your faith in me, the best thing that’s ever been mine.”
On June 5, Swift revealed the total tracklist for the album, together with the titles of the six “From the Vault” songs. One vault observe options Fall Out Boy and one other options Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams. Swift wrote within the tweet with the album’s again cowl, “I’m VERY excited to show you the back cover of Speak Now (my version) including the vault tracks and collaborations with Hayley Williams from @paramore and @falloutboy. Since Speak Now was all about my songwriting, I decided to go to the artists who I feel influenced me most powerfully as a lyricist at that time and ask them to sing on the album.” She added, “They’re so cool and generous for agreeing to support my version of ‘Speak Now.'”
Swift added, “I recorded this album when I was 32 (and still growing up, now) and can’t wait to unveil it all to you on July 7th.” Longtime followers of Swift will know she wrote each tune on “Speak Now” solo in response to accusations that she wasn’t a real songwriter.
“Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” is Swift’s third rereleased album. Approach again in 2019, she introduced that she was going to rerecord her first six albums and all of the music she launched earlier than she modified report corporations. She alleged that her earlier firm, Huge Machine Information, would not let her purchase again her grasp recordings, so she would simply make new ones. New variations of “Fearless” and “Red,” additionally referred to as “Taylor’s Versions,” got here out in 2021, which made lots of followers assume that she’d launch extra of the rerecorded albums in 2022. However Swift ended up altering issues that yr with the discharge of “Midnights.” Many Swifties imagine “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” shall be subsequent.
Swift has technically launched a re-recorded model of a “Speak Now” tune already. In March, she launched 4 new songs, together with “If This Was a Movie (Taylor’s Version)”; the unique was a deluxe observe on “Speak Now.” Nevertheless, the brand new model bought album paintings from “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” and isn’t featured on “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).”
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