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Taylor Swift Sets ‘Red’ as Next Re-Record, Out in November

ByFinlay Chavez

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Taylor Swift’s 2012 album “Red” is next in line in her series of album re-records.

After much fan speculation, Swift announced on social media Friday that the re-recorded version of her fourth studio album, “Red (Taylor’s Version)”, will release on Nov. 19. The re-recording will feature 30 songs, and one ten minute track that fans are already speculating could be the extended version of “All Too Well.”

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“I’ve always said that the world is a different place for the heartbroken. It moves on a different axis, at a different speed. Time skips backwards and forwards fleetingly. The heartbroken might go through thousands of micro-emotions a day trying to figure out how to get through it without picking up the phone to hear that old familiar voice,” Swift wrote in the post’s caption. “In the land of heartbreak, moments of strength, independence, and devil-may-care rebellion are intricately woven together with grief, paralyzing vulnerability and hopelessness. Imagining your future might always take you on a detour back to the past. And this is all to say, that the next album I’ll be releasing is my version of Red.”

Swift went on to describe how she was heartbroken during the original making of “Red,” and that it ultimately led to closure and healing.

“Musically and lyrically, Red resembled a heartbroken person. It was all over the place, a fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end. Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, wild, and tortured by memories past,” Swift wrote. “Like trying on pieces of a new life, I went into the studio and experimented with different sounds and collaborators. And I’m not sure if it was pouring my thoughts into this album, hearing thousands of your voices sing the lyrics back to me in passionate solidarity, or if it was simply time, but something was healed along the way.”

Swift ended the post by saying that she “couldn’t stop writing” while making “Red,” and therefore is finally sharing all 30 songs that were “meant” to end up on the record.

“Sometimes you need to talk it over (over and over and over) for it to ever really be… over. Like your friend who calls you in the middle of the night going on and on about their ex, I just couldn’t stop writing,” Swift said. “This will be the first time you hear all 30 songs that were meant to go on Red. And hey, one of them is even ten minutes long.”

Back in April, Swift released “Fearless (Taylor’s Version),” her first album do-over. In addition to re-recordings of the album’s 19 tracks, “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” included her 2010 single “Today Was a Fairytale” and six “from the vault” songs, that were not included on the original album. These included “You All Over Me” with Maren Morris, “Mr. Perfectly Fine,” “We Were Happy,” “That’s When” with Keith Urban, “Don’t You” and “Bye Bye Baby.” “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200, Top Album Sales and Country Albums chart, making it her third No. 1 album in less than a year.

Swift first confirmed her intent to re-record her music in August 2019 on “Good Morning America,” after her Big Machine Label Group catalog was acquired in June 2019 by Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings. In November 2020, after her masters were sold once again to Shamrock Holdings, Swift penned a long post on Twitter, saying that she had started the process of re-recording her old music.

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