At her final Los Angeles Eras Tour performance at SoFi Stadium, Swift announced that the song will be released on October 27 – exactly nine years after the original was released.
A brand-new 1989 is being experienced by TAYLOR SWIFT. Taylor’s 2014 album, which has three Number One singles — “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” and “Bad Blood” — as well as fan favorites like “Out of the Woods” and “Clean,” is the most recent in the “Taylor’s Version” re-recording series.
On Wednesday, during the final U.S. leg of the Eras Tour at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, Swift made the announcement that she would be releasing 1989 (Taylor’s Version) on October 27 — precisely nine years after the original came out on October 27, 2014 — of that year.
“You might have observed that the cast wore some new clothing in the show… I have been doing something stupidly, shamefully long for a very, very long time. You I believe that showing you would be preferable to informing you about it, she remarked. 1989 (Taylor’s Version) cover art showed a smiling Swift against a blue sky with birds as she turned to face the television behind her, mirroring the original 1989 cover while completely reinventing the new version.
Swift hinted at the surprise by taking the stage in a number of blue costumes that she had never worn before, including a blue gown for her performance of “Enchanted,” a brand-new blue outfit for Folklore, and a sparkling azure garment for her acoustic set.
In the July 7 release of the “I Can See You” video from Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), Swift also hinted that 1989 might be her next re-recording. “1′ 9′′ 9.9tv” was written on a sign on a bridge near the end of the scene. She also gave a surprise performance of “I Know Places” on Tuesday night’s show.
The songs “This Love” and “Wildest Dreams” from 1989 were previously shared by the artist; the former appeared in May 2022 following its appearance in The Summer I Turned Pretty, and the latter did so following the song’s TikTok viral success in September 2021.
Since the label’s former owner Scott Borchetta sold it to music executive Scooter Braun, who also manages Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and J Balvin, Swift has started re-recording albums from her back catalog that were released on Big Machine Records. In that same year, Swift revealed to CBS News that she and Braun had a tense relationship and that she planned to record her songs again to retain ownership of the masters since Braun now owned the originals. She has thus far released “Taylor’s Version” versions of the albums Fearless, Red, and Speak Now, all of which debuted at the top of the Billboard albums chart. Despite being a minute long, Red’s “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)” was a Number One smash and earned Swift a Grammy for Best Music Video.
The most current song in Swift’s discography to receive the “Taylor’s Version” treatment is 1989. Rolling Stone referred to the album as a “reinvention” at the time of its release because it marked her departure from country music. She described how Borchetta listened to the record and exclaimed, “This is extraordinary – it’s the best album you’ve ever done.” in a Rolling Stone cover article. Please provide me with three country music. I love you, I really do, but this is how it’s going to be, she replied.
She claimed that there were no governing principles at the time, which was her guiding principle. “With this record, I thought, ‘There are no rules to this,'” I didn’t have to utilize the same musicians I’ve used before, the same band, the same producers, or the same formula. I’m free to record whatever I want. There is therefore no restriction on what the “Taylor’s Version” of the album could be if she stays true to that spirit and takes into account the fact that she had a lot of B sides and outtakes as well as some well-known guests that accompanied her on the 1989 tour.