Everything we know about ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ so far
It’s time to swap out your acoustic guitar for some ‘80s synths, grab your Polaroid camera, and shake off all those bad feelings — 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is nearly here!
Originally released in 2014, 1989 broke records, dominated the charts, won countless awards, and spawned several hit singles. It was a career-defining record that successfully established Taylor Swift’s transition to a new queen of pop.
Swifties have been especially hyped for its re-recording due to the album’s iconic status, and Taylor has provided them with scavenger hunts, and surprise reveals galore.
Find out everything you need to know — and everything we know — about 1989 (Taylor’s Version) here.
1989 (Taylor’s Version) Release Date
Taylor announced 1989 (Taylor’s Version) to a stadium full of screaming fans during the last night of her Los Angeles Eras Tour concerts. The screen behind the singer-songwriter at Sofi Stadium lit up to reveal the new album cover. It showed Taylor wearing her classic red-lip smile photographed against a clear blue sky filled with seagulls, alongside the album’s release date of October 27. This will be exactly nine years to the day since the original 1989 album was released.
Not long after this announcement, a post went live across Taylor’s socials that confirmed the release and teased fans with five new songs from “The Vault”!
1989 (Taylor’s Version) Vault Tracks
Taylor has included vault tracks on all of her previous re-recorded albums — Red (Taylor’s Version), Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), and Fearless (Taylor’s Version). Vault tracks are unreleased songs from the time of the original album’s recording that didn’t make the final cut. They offer further insight into Taylor’s songwriting history and are a real treat for fans!
With a particular fondness for mysteries, Taylor often makes her fans work to find out details about her new releases. For the vault tracks on this album, she sent them on a digital scavenger hunt, teaming up with Google to have Swifties complete 89-word puzzles each. A total of 33 million puzzles were solved overall, which unlocked an animated blue safe that contained the 1989 (Taylor’s Version) vault track titles.
The tracks are: “Now That We Don’t Talk,” “Say Don’t Go,” “Suburban Legends,” and “Is It Over Now?”. We already know we’re going to be dancing and crying (all at the same time) to these new tracks!
Taylor then went to her socials to showcase the four different back covers of the album and the full track list, which included a sneaky extra vault track titled “Slut!” The Target-exclusive version of the album will also have its very own yet-to-be-revealed bonus track. Nobody can say Taylor doesn’t treat her Swifties well!
The track list reveal also put to rest fan speculation that artists such as Harry Styles and Selena Gomez would feature on some of the vault tracks. Alas, the rumours weren’t “terrible and cruel,” but it turned out they only existed in our wildest dreams.
1989 (Taylor’s Version) Physical Versions
We’re definitely not complaining because the treats, gifts, and exclusives just don’t stop.
In true Taylor style, the songwriting superstar is giving her fans even more with the physical versions of her latest re-recorded album. Alongside the digital and CD formats, 1989 (Taylor’s Version) will also be available on cassette and in four different colours on vinyl — blue, rose garden pink, aquamarine green, and sunrise boulevard yellow.