The latest Taylor Swift rerelease has officially been announced, meaning fans are eagerly awaiting Red (Taylor’s Version). Although many felt sure 1989 would be the next to be revamped and re-recorded, the multi-Grammy winner revealed on Friday, June 18 that she’d be focusing on her 2012 album instead. That means all those Easter eggs Swifties thought they’d found should actually be set aside or reanalyzed, because there are now new questions that need answers.
Fans haven’t been left with nothing to go on, though. In her big announcement, Swift shared some key information, including the album’s release date and the number of tracks. She even revealed that one of them is a whopping 10 minutes long. Apparently, she “just couldn’t stop writing” when she was working on the album, and now fans are finally going to get to enjoy all of her hard work.
So, needless to say, fans are ready for this album, but the waiting game is far from over. Red (Taylor’s Version) is due out in late 2021, leaving months for anticipation to build. Swift will hopefully offer more tidbits here and there, if only to give her devoted fans another fun challenge. Until then, here’s everything we know about her next release right now.
When Will Red (Taylor’s Version) Be Released?
The rerelease is going to drop on Nov. 19, just over nine years after the original album debuted. Red’s release date was Oct. 22, 2012.
How Many New Tracks Will There Be?
Swifties were blessed with six “from the Vault” tracks on Fearless (Taylor’s Version), which came out on April 9. This time, the singer will be offering up even more. She noted in her Instagram post that fans will get to “hear all 30 songs that were meant to go on Red” for the first time. She released the standard edition with 16 tracks, and the deluxe edition had 22. That means her 2021 version will include eight new tracks, praise the music gods.
What Will The Album Be Like Tonally?
Swift made it clear that Red — her final album before she went full pop — was “all over the place” musically and lyrically, comparing it to a “heartbroken person.” She added that it was “a fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end,” with emotions ranging from “happy” to “confused,” “wild” to “tortured by memories past.” The new tracks will presumably only add to that eclectic mix, and it will be so wonderful to hear.
Will There Be Any New Collabs?
The “from the Vault” tracks on Fearless (Taylor’s Version) included “You All Over Me” featuring Maren Morris and “That’s When” featuring Keith Urban. So far, there’s no word on what to expect from Red (Taylor’s Version), but it wouldn’t be a surprise if there were additional collaborations.
For now, the wait till Nov. 19 continues.