Taylor Swift announces the release of “1989 (Taylor’s Version)”! Here is what we do know.

The multifaceted musician said that the upcoming “Taylor’s Version” re-recording will be of her “1989” album, which was first released in October 2014. This was done on August 9 during a performance at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

Swift stated to the crowd that the “1989” album would be re-released at 11:09 p.m. PT during the surprise song segment of the performance before starting to perform “New Romantics.”

The new record’s artwork and the information that it will be released on October 27 were displayed on the screen behind her, to which she made a gesture.

Swift’s official social media pages broke the news a short while afterwards.

Reasons for Taylor Swift’s album re-recordings

Swift’s goal of totally owning her music has led her to re-record and release her first six albums. The first six albums’ masters were sold by Big Machine Records to Scooter Braun in 2019, and Braun then sold the masters to a private equity company. Swift expressed her disdain of the sale in no uncertain terms and declared that she would record all the albums she originally produced with Big Machine again.

She stated in a statement shared on social media in 2020, “I have recently started re-recording my older music and it has already proven to be both exciting and creatively gratifying. I will be revealing a lot of surprises.

Those surprises have undoubtedly been fulfilled by her: She has also produced music videos in addition to the “from the vault” tunes and new album packaging.

On August 9, 2023, in Inglewood, California, Taylor Swift gives a stage performance as part of her “Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour” at SoFi Stadium. Source: Kevin Winter / Getty Images

The release date for “1989 (Taylor’s Version)”

The release date of “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” is October 27; be sure to mark that date in your calendar. Since “1989” was released on that day in 2014, this date comes as no surprise to Swift fans.

How many albums she has released so far and how many are left

With each re-release, she has been doing precisely that and labeling it as “Taylor’s Version.” She has so far made the following albums: “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” (2021) and “Red (Taylor’s Version)” (2021).

“Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” (2023).

After “1989,” her 2006 debut album “Taylor Swift” and her 2017 album “Reputation” are the only ones that will be re-released.

Why listeners knew “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” was coming up

Fans learned that “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” would be released in early July 2023. She presented a music video for one of the new tracks, “I Can See You,” not long after she released “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version). She can be seen leaving the scene in a car with actors Taylor Lautner and Joey King as they cross a bridge with the word “1989TV” written on it in the last few frames of the clip.

Swift’s Instagram image from July 7 showing her “belated Independence Day” celebration at her beachfront home in Rhode Island led some Easter egg-hunting Swift fans to believe that the song “1989” was going to be re-recorded.


Swift included a series of Polaroid photos in the post in which she posed alongside Selena Gomez, the Haim sisters, and other friends. Swift fans immediately brought out the fact that a Polaroid photo of Swift appears on the cover of the original “1989” album. A mainstay of her “1989” era were the July Fourth celebrations she hosted at her vacation house.

With the enigmatic caption “the air is getting pretty salty,” Taylor Swift’s Taylor Nation account re-shared one of her Fourth of July photos on July 28. In the photo, the singer is posing in a blue dress in front of the ocean.

As Swift continued to drop hints, including by switching out four of her previous tour ensembles for blue ones, fans grew more and more thrilled in the lead-up to and throughout the Aug. 9 event.

She jokingly remarked during the announcement on August 9 that the show had some nice clothing.

The most popular color to link the album to is blue. Prior to the announcement, the singer’s website, which had previously been purple while she promoted her “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” song, changed to blue. 

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