We’re happy, free, confused and lonely at the same time, fandomites.
It’s official when the Princess in Red says it! Red (Taylor’s Version), featuring 30 songs as Taylor intended and with the promise and tease of a 10-minute length track, will be released on November 19. That’s the bottom line because Taylor Swift says so. Of course this means we’re in for a long wait during which the Enchantress gets to subtly tease us with art and possibly a couple of singles before November rolls around. Is this the actual cover? It rocks.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
Red (Taylor’s Version) will be out November 19.– Taylor Swift, June 18, 2021.
In case you haven’t seen it, the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar That Sometimes Matches The Dress won the NMPA Songwriter Icon and the NMPA actually released a clip of her acceptance speech so we’ve updated the post. Go check it out.
Now as we have summer to enjoy and Taylor already has us looking forward to late fall, I can’t help but ask myself one question… Is that 10-minute song none other than “All Too Well”? Are we finally confirming that Swiftie urban legend is real?
Coming up in the Calendar!
- Summer is here and things are opening up. Capture it, remember it. 🙂
- November 19: Red (Taylor’s Version) is released.
(Sources: Taylor Swift. Photo: Taylor Swift)