Ready To Begin Again! Taylor Swift Announces 'Red' Will Be Her Next Rerecorded Album — And It Will Include 11 New Songs
She's at it again! Less than three months after Taylor Swift dropped the rerecording of her sophomore disc, Fearless, the singer announced that her version of Red will drop on November 19!
The superstar revealed the news via social media.
"I’ve always said that the world is a different place for the heartbroken. It moves on a different axis, at a different speed. Time skips backwards and forwards fleetingly," her Instagram post began. "The heartbroken might go through thousands of micro-emotions a day trying to figure out how to get through it without picking up the phone to hear that old familiar voice."
"In the land of heartbreak, moments of strength, independence, and devil-may-care rebellion are intricately woven together with grief, paralyzing vulnerability and hopelessness. Imagining your future might always take you on a detour back to the past," she continued. "And this is all to say, that the next album I’ll be releasing is my version of Red."
Swift's original 16-track disc, which was nominated at the Grammys for Album of the Year, was released in 2012 and featured some of her biggest hits like "22," "I Knew You Were Trouble" and "We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together."
"Musically and lyrically, Red resembled a heartbroken person," she explained. "It was all over the place, a fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end. Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, wild, and tortured by memories past."
"Like trying on pieces of a new life, I went into the studio and experimented with different sounds and collaborators," she recalled. "And I’m not sure if it was pouring my thoughts into this album, hearing thousands of your voices sing the lyrics back to me in passionate solidarity, or if it was simply time, but something was healed along the way."
"Sometimes you need to talk it over (over and over and over) for it to ever really be ... over. Like your friend who calls you in the middle of the night going on and on about their ex, I just couldn’t stop writing," added the Cats star. "This will be the first time you hear all 30 songs that were meant to go on Red. And hey, one of them is even ten minutes long."
The tune Swift is referring to in her last sentence is "All Too Well," a fan-favorite.
In 2019, Swift's music catalog was purchased by Scooter Braun. She claimed that the only way he would give her back her master recordings was if she recorded new music under his label — something she vowed she would never do.
Instead, she decided to rerecord all of her old albums, so that she would own them, just like she does her most recent ones such as Folklore and Evermore.
You can pre-order Red (Taylor's Version) by visiting her website.