Two months after Fearless (Taylor’s Version), came out, Taylor Swift has announced its follow-up. Red (Taylor’s Version) will be released on November 19.
The “Easter Eggs” Taylor Left Hinting at Red (Taylor’s Version)
In her announcement, Taylor confirmed that Red (Taylor’s Version) will include 30 songs in total – and one of them will be 10 minutes long! Tons of fans were certain that 1989 was going to be the next album she re-recorded, but she actually left a lot of “Easter Eggs” hinting that the next album would be Red.
- Earlier this year, she included four red hearts in a tweet. “♥️♥️♥️♥️ Love you, so very much.”
- In another tweet, she used the iconic lyric from “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” featured in Red.
- At the BRIT Awards, she showed up wearing a Red-era inspired outfit, alongside red lipstick.
- In a clip made for Spotify that accompanies Evermore‘s “Long Story Short,” she was wearing the same coat and cap that became her cover look for Red (Taylor’s Version).
Taylor’s Album Announcement and 10-Minute Song
In her announcement, she stated, “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. 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. 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. 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.”
She finished, “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.”
As for what the 10-minute-long song might be; Swift and co-writer Liz Rose have previously spoken about how Red’s track “All Too Well” was originally 10 minutes long.