Taylor Swift’s fans cried out in unison as she announced the upcoming release of “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” on Wednesday.
The singer-songwriter, in a “style” she is used In the past, she revealed the album cover and release date on October 27 on a giant screen as she wrapped up the first US leg of her The Eras Tour at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Wednesday.
“There’s something I’ve been planning for a really, really, really ridiculously embarrassing time,” she told the ballpark full of Swifties.
“And I think instead of just telling you about it, I’m just going to show you something that I’d like to show you.”
Swift later shared more about the “surprise” release on X (Twitter’s rebrand).
“The 1989 album changed my life in countless ways and it fills me with great excitement to announce that my version of it will be released on October 27th,” she wrote.
“To be perfectly honest, this is my FAVORITE re-recording I’ve ever done because the 5 From The Vault tracks are so insane. I can’t believe they were ever left behind. But not for long!”
According to Swift’s website, the album will feature five previously unreleased tracks, while physical versions of the album promise to include never-before-seen photos.
1989 (Taylor’s Version) will be the singer-songwriter’s fourth re-recorded album, coming exactly nine years after the original release of 1989, which won the 2016 Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
Fans noticed too that the singer-songwriter’s announcement came eight years, nine months and 13 days after the release of “1989.”
During their stay at SoFi Stadium, Swift made subtle references to the original album on a number of occasions.
Tour wristbands for fans flashed blue, a color often associated with the album after her concert ended on Tuesday. And on Wednesday, she wore a blue dress when she performed “Enchanted” and “Long Live”.
The album will complement her journey in re-recording material from her first six albums, an attempt she made to gain control of her masters after Scooter Braun overwhelmed her catalog with his company Ithaca’s acquisition of Big Machine Records Holdings acquired.
Ithaca sold the Masters to Shamrock Holdings in 2020, a move that Swift says would allow Braun to “continue to benefit”Removed from their catalog for many years as part of the contract.
The Taylor’s Version albums have been huge hits on streaming services over the past few years, including Swift’s recent re-release of Speak Now.
In July, “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” became the most-streamed Spotify album in a single day in 2023, before Travis Scott’s “Utopia” took the title late last month.
The album also became the most-streamed country album in a single day in Spotify history. billboard written down.