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Taylor Swift Announces ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’

Taylor Swift just gave her fans in Nashville – and around the world – the best gift ever….

During her concert at the Nissan Stadium on Friday night, the superstar announced her next album re-record, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)!

“You know how I love to plan things, and how I love to surprise you with the things I plan. It’s my love language with you – I plot, I scheme, I plan and I get to tell you about it,” she can be heard saying in footage uploaded online by fans.

“If you would direct your attention to the back big screen,” she continues, before the cover of Speak Now appears along with the words “Taylor’s Version” and a release date of July 7, 2023.

 

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She also confirmed the news on social media sharing a special message for her fans:

“I always looked at this album as my album, and the lump in my throat expands to a quivering voice as I say this. Thanks to you, dear reader, it finally will be. I consider this music to be, along with your faith in me, the best thing that’s ever been mine.”

She captioned the note with more heartfelt words:

“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). 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. I love this album because it tells a tale of growing up, flailing, flying and crashing… and living to speak about it.”

She adds, “with six extra songs I’ve sprung loose from the vault, I absolutely cannot wait to celebrate Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) with you on July 7th.”

This is her latest re-recording since releasing Red (Taylor’s Version) in 2021 and her latest album since Midnights in October last year.

Swifties have been guessing Speak Now might be her next re-record after spotting some clues in “Anti-Hero” (the guitar she plays in the clip is the same as the one she played during her original Speak Now tour) and “Bejewelled” (the music video features an instrumental version of “Enchanted” from Speak Now). 

Taylor has been re-recording a bunch of her albums and taking ownership of her art after some messy business issues in the past which saw others profiting from her work.

(Feature Image Credit: via Taylor Swift/Twitter)

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, the author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and the founder of CelebrityKind.