Taylor Swift announced the release date for the next version of her re-recorded album. Speak Now. Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) will be released on July 7th.
Swift made the announcement onstage during her Eras tour stop Nashville. She also announced that this version of the album will feature six previously unreleased tracks from this period in her life.
“I wrote Speak Now completely myself for the first time between the ages of 18 and 20,” writes the singer about the new album. “The songs from that time in my life were marked by brutal honesty, unfiltered diary-like confessions and wild melancholy. I love this album because it tells a story of growing up, of flailing, of flying and falling… and of living to talk about it.”
Speak Now was originally released in 2010 and was Taylor Swift’s third album. The album sold more than a million copies in its first week on sale, setting the record for the highest sales by a country artist at the time. Swift also received multiple Grammy nominations, including Best Country Album, and an award for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for “Mean.”
Taylor Swift is currently in the process of re-recording all of her albums released before Lover in 2019. The move came after Scooter Braun bought her catalog through no fault of her own. Fearless (Taylor’s Version) was their first re-recording of an album and debuted after their two new albums Folklore and Evermore. Now she is currently busy on a multi-album tour celebrating these works with her Eras Tour.
Ticketmaster’s handling of Taylor Swift’s ticket sales for Eras raised some concerns in Congress about how Live Nation and Ticketmaster are handling ticket sales. The ticket monopoly for major stadium tours has prompted a number of Swifties to take legal action against the company. A separate Senate subcommittee hearing will also attempt to shed light on the business practices of Ticketmaster and its parent company, Live Nation.