Taylor Swift’s fourth and latest “Taylor’s Version” isn’t just a release, it’s a healing process.
The pop superstar’s re-recorded LP dropped at the stroke of midnight, nine years to the day since the original 1989 was released back in 2014.
As Swifties everywhere turned on, tuned in and dropped out of whatever they were doing, TayTay turned to her social channels to share a think-piece, laced with easy-to-find easter eggs.
“I was born in 1989, reinvented for the first time in 2014, and a part of me was reclaimed in 2023 with the re-release of this album I love so dearly,” reads Swift’s message, penned in her own handwriting.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the magic you would sprinkle on my life for so long.”
The fresh release features newly -recorded editions of all 13 original songs, plus three bonus tracks (“Wonderland,” “New Romantics” and “You Are In Love”) and five cuts from the “Vault” (“Is It Over Now?,” “Now That We Don’t Talk,” “Say Don’t Go,” “Suburban Legends” and “Slut!”).
“This moment is a reflection of the woods we’ve wandered through and all this love between us still glowing in the darkest hour,” she writes. “I present to you, with gratitude and wild wonder, my version of 1989. It’s been waiting for you.”
Swift’s latest social post is accompanied with pictures of the pop star frolicking on a beach, eating ice-cream, living life like it’s 1989 all over again.
With the arrival of 1989 (Taylor’s Version), 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).
Stream 1989 (Taylor’s Version) and see TayTay’s social post below.