It's Time: "Red (Taylor's Version)" Is on Its Way
New Taylor, new songs
Yes, the rumors are true: There's another Taylor Swift album on the horizon — kind of.
Taylor Swift just announced the next album in her re-release rollout: Red. After the success of folklore, evermore, and Fearless (Taylor's Version), Taylor Swift is giving her fans exactly what they want and doesn't plan to stop soon.
On social media, Swift shared a long post about Red to announce the release of Red (Taylor's Version) and teasing that there will be new songs on the new version.
Like Fearless (Taylor's Version), which featured never-before heard songs from the Fearless era which never made the original like, "Mr Perfectly Fine," Red (Taylor's Version) will also include hits that were left on the cutting room floor — 30 tracks instead of the original 16.
"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," the announcement said. "And hey, one of them is even ten minutes long."
Swift describes Red as a heartbreak album in content and form, saying: "Musically and lyrically, Red resembled a heartbroken person. It was all over the place, a fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end. Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, wild, and tortured by memories past."
Red also signified Taylor's full transition into pop music, a sign of her growing up and changing in the midst of the heartbreak. The new version of Red, she says, is a celebration of her healing over the years.
"Like trying on pieces of a new life, I went into the studio and experimented with different sounds and collaborators. And I'm not sure if it was pouring my thoughts into this album, hearing thousands of your voices sing the lyrics back to me in passionate solidarity, or if it was simply time, but something was healed along the way."
Just as Fearless (Taylor's Version) went straight to No.1, proving its longevity and permanent place in the canon, Red (Taylor's Version) promises to deliver the same renewed Taylor Swift-love in all of us.
Mark your calendars, Red (Taylor's Version) will be released on November 19.