Taylor Swift began re-recording several of her early albums after a legal battle with Scooter Braun over her masters. In April, she released Fearless (Taylor’s Version), and just recently, Red (Taylor’s Version). Swifties are keeping an eye out for hints about which album she’ll be dropping next and look forward to hearing more music from the vault.
Which Taylor’s Version Album is Next?
Swifties were initially perplexed as to why she chose to re-record her second album, Fearless, over her self-titled debut album. Then, after a slew of hints suggesting 1989 was on the way, she released Red (Taylor’s Version) instead. The songwriter is clearly having fun playing these games with fans, and here’s why they suspect Speak Now or the 1989 era is upon us.
Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) Hints
When her online store put up signed copies of Red (Taylor’s Version), fans observed that they cost $20.10 each, which also happens to be the year the Speak Now album was released (2010). They also pointed out that the pricing was displayed in purple lettering, corresponding to the color associated with this era.
In another instance, the Miss Americana star celebrated the release of Red (Taylor’s Version) with a possible hint on Instagram. “Red is about to be mine again, but it has always been ours,” she wrote. Could she be referencing the titles of Speak Now single “Mine” and bonus track “Ours”?
1989 (Taylor’s Version) Hints
A TikTok user pointed out that the car used in the “All Too Well” short film is a 1989 model Mercedes-Benz, and Swift commented on the video clip confirming that she’ll be leaving more Easter Eggs along the way. True to her word, she dropped a line in her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, from the lyric of 1989 bonus track “Wonderland.”
Swift included more 1989 references in her video for “I Bet You Think About Me,” which debuted on November 15. Is it possible that the seagulls at the bottom of the wedding cake prop and the snapshot of an apple alludes to the “Blank Space” music video?
The reason Taylor Swift isn’t re-recording her past albums in chronological order might be due to legal purposes. Her Reputation album will almost certainly be the last to be released.
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