Swifties, rejoice! 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is finally here.
The re-recorded version of Swift’s fifth studio album dropped at midnight Friday (Oct. 27), exactly nine years to the day after the original 1989 was released in 2014. The revamped set features newly recorded editions of all 13 original songs plus three bonus tracks: “Wonderland,” “New Romantics” and “You Are In Love.”
Plus, 1989 (Taylor’s Version) followed suit with all three of Swift’s prior “Versions” with the addition of several previously unreleased “Vault” songs, written by the pop star long ago but ultimately scrapped from her albums’ tracklists. Her latest release features “Vault” tracks “Is It Over Now?,” “Now That We Don’t Talk,” “Say Don’t Go,” “Suburban Legends” and “Slut!”
Leading up to the new project, Swift teased lyrics from a handful of “Vault” songs, posting pictures on her Instagram Stories of handwritten lines of poetry. “I broke my own heart ’cause you were too polite to do it,” read a note from Thursday (Oct. 26).
The arrival of 1989 (Taylor’s Version) means that Swift has just two more albums to re-record: her 2006 self-titled debut and 2017’s Reputation, the last album she released under Big Machine Records. In 2021, she dropped Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version), and in July of this year, she released Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).
Swift first unveiled the news that 1989 (Taylor’s Version) was on its way at an August Eras Tour show, after which she took to social media to share with the rest of the world. “The 1989 album changed my life in countless ways,” she. “To be perfectly honest, this is my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve ever done because the 5 From The Vault tracks are so insane. I can’t believe they were ever left behind.”
Stream 1989 (Taylor’s Version) below: