Taylor Swift has announced that the next phase of her re-release project will be Red (Taylor’s Version). The newest album will be available everywhere on Nov. 19.
“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. And this is all to say, that the next album I’ll be releasing is my version of Red,” she announced via social media.
Red, Swift’s Grammy-nominated and award-winning album, was originally released in 2012 and included a plethora of hit singles for the artist, including “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” “I Knew You Were Trouble,” “22,” “Everything Has Changed” with Ed Sheeran, the album’s title track “Red,” and fan-favorite “All Too Well.” After its release in October of 2012, the project spent seven weeks at the top of the Billboard 200, making Swift the first female artist—and the second act since the Beatles—to have three consecutive albums each spend at least six weeks at No. 1. Red, Swift’s fourth studio album, was also certified 7x Platinum.
The next album that I’ll be releasing is my version of Red, which will be out on November 19. 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🧣 https://t.co/FOBLS5aHpS pic.twitter.com/6zWa64Owgp
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 18, 2021
With such an impressive list of accolades associated with the original album, Swift will be taking on quite a feat as she reimagines the effort. This will be the second re-release Swift will deliver, after having released Fearless (Taylor’s Version) in April. Fearless (Taylor’s Version) featured re-recorded versions of all 19 tracks from the 2008 edition of Fearless, in addition to Swift’s 2010 single “Today Was a Fairytale,” and six additional songs not included on the original album. The re-recorded version of Fearless reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and became the first re-recorded album to ever do so.
“Like trying on pieces of a new life, I went into the studio and experimented with different sounds and collaborators,” Swift writes of Red (Taylor’s Version). “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.”
Swift also told fans that Red (Taylor’s Version) will include 30 tracks, all of which were meant to go on the original project.
With more information and details to follow as November nears, pre-orders for Red (Taylor’s Version) are available now.