After months of anticipation from fans, Taylor Swift has finally released her highly awaited re-recorded album, “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).” The album features all 14 original tracks from her third studio album, along with six never-before-heard tracks.
Swift made the announcement during her sold-out The Eras Tour at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, her first night back in her hometown. Fans were ecstatic to hear the news and celebrated by lighting up the nearby bridge over the Cumberland River with purple lights.
The album will be available everywhere on July 7, and fans are already buzzing about what to expect from the six new tracks. Swift teased the release on her social media accounts, saying, “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).”
Swift has been re-recording her old music after her masters were sold to Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings in 2019. Prior to owning the rights to her music, Swift claimed that Braun was preventing her from performing her own music for her fans. After her masters were sold again to Shamrock Holdings in 2020, Swift confirmed that she had started the process of re-recording her old music.
In a statement about the re-release of “Speak Now,” Swift shared her excitement for fans to hear the album. “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,” she said. “I love this album because it tells a tale of growing up, flailing, flying, and crashing… and living to speak about it.”
This latest release is part of Swift’s plan to regain control of her music catalog and to give fans a chance to experience her music in a new light. With “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” now available, fans are eagerly anticipating what re-recorded album Swift will release next.