Get ready for some exciting news! Taylor Swift thrilled her fans during her recent Nashville concert, where she kicked off the first of her three highly anticipated shows. The evening was filled with surprises, including appearances by rumored boyfriend Matty Healy from The 1975 and a special guest performance by Phoebe Bridgers on the track “Nothing New.” But Taylor had even more tricks up her sleeve, just as she had promised earlier in the night.
During a surprise song segment, Taylor expressed her love for planning and dropped a subtle reference to “speak” before instructing the audience to focus their attention on the screen. The backdrop transformed to announce the release of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) on July 7. Taylor then took the stage to perform two songs from the album, “Sparks Fly” and “Teardrops On My Guitar.” Reflecting on the album, she shared on social media, “I first made Speak Now, completely self-written, between the ages of 18 and 20. The songs that came from this time in my life were marked by their brutal honesty, unfiltered diaristic confessions and wild wistfulness. I love this album because it tells a tale of growing up, flailing, flying and crashing… and living to speak about it.”
It fills me with such pride and joy to announce that my version of Speak Now will be out July 7 (just in time for July 9th, iykyk ?) I first made Speak Now, completely self-written, between the ages of 18 and 20. The songs that came from this time in my life were marked by their… pic.twitter.com/oa0Vs5kszr— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 6, 2023
Excitingly, Taylor also revealed that this version of Speak Now will feature six new vault songs, adding to the anticipation surrounding the album. In the days leading up to the concert, fans had speculated about the release, noticing blinking purple bracelets (representing the era’s color) at previous shows and song references from the record on the official Taylor Nation account. Additionally, Taylor’s website has been updated, seemingly unveiling the album’s cover, which showcases a present-day Taylor in a stylish purple dress.
Following her successful re-recording of Red (Taylor’s Version) in 2021, fans had been eagerly hoping for the next installment, and Taylor has now made their wishes come true with Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) set to arrive on July 7.
Fans around the world are buzzing with anticipation, eagerly awaiting the release of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) to experience Taylor Swift’s reimagined take on her beloved album.