Taylor Swift Announces Fourth Re-Recorded Album: 1989

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Taylor Swift reveals that ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ will be her next re-recorded album, with ‘insane’ tracks from the vault, dropping on October 27.

Swifties had been speculating for weeks about what would become Taylor Swift’s big announcement at her sixth and final Eras Tour concert at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium Wednesday night. The singer confirmed that her next re-recorded album would be her 2014 hit “1989,” featuring new deluxe tracks, including “New Romantics.”

“There’s something I’ve been planning for a really, really, really ridiculously, embarrassingly long time,” Swift told the crowd during the ‘surprise song’ portion of her concert, where she sang “New Romantics” and another new track.

An image of the album art for “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” appeared on the large screen behind her, confirming an October 27 release date.

“Surprise!! 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is on its way to you soon,” Swift wrote on social media shortly after her in-concert announcement. “To be perfectly honest, this is my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve ever done because the 5 From The Vault tracks are so insane,” she continues. “I can’t believe they were ever left behind. But not for long!”

In each “Taylor’s Version” album, Swift has included several previously unreleased songs, “From the Vault,” alongside her re-recorded originals. Since her announcement in 2019 that she planned to start re-recording her first six studio albums after her former label sold her master recordings, she has released three “Taylor’s Version” albums: “Red,” “Speak Now,” and “Fearless.”

“1989” is arguably Taylor’s most popular album, marking her transition from a country-pop star to full-on pop music, with hits like “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” and “Bad Blood.” The album earned ten Grammy nominations at the time, with Swift taking home the trophies for Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Music Video.

After “1989,” Swift is expected to re-record 2018’s “Reputation” and her 2006 self-titled debut album. The Eras Tour begins its international leg on August 24 in Mexico City.