A fan’s prediction that Taylor Swift might use her 9/8 date at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium to announce a re-recorded version of “1989” turned out to be correct.
Swift spent several minutes of the three-and-a-half-hour show revealing that “1989 (Taylor Version)” will arrive on October 27, just before delivering a long-awaited performance of “New Romantics” as one of two audio tracks. songs.” of the night. (See the video for her announcement and the song below.)
“So here we are, on the last night of the US leg of the Eras Tour, in the eighth month of the year and the ninth day,” Swift began, mocking the sold-out crowd.
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“Note that there are some new costumes in the show,” she continued, noting what the eagle Swifties had already noticed. By Swift’s Easter egg standards, the change to this reveal throughout the show wasn’t particularly subtle: Swift changed her wardrobe to an almost entirely blue ensemble of outfits, starting with a bright blue role-playing dress.” Enchanted ” and “Long Live”, followed by a more bluesy appearance as the track listing progressed towards “Folklore” and “1989”. Blue, as many fans know, is the hue associated with “1989” on Swift’s color wheel.
Finally, Swift pushed through the cheers of the crowd and delivered the big news.
“There is something that I have been planning for a long, long, long, ridiculously embarrassing. And I think instead of telling you, I am going to show you something that I am excited to show you,” said it as the audience erupt in jubilation. The artwork for the new album “1989” appeared on the screens behind her, with a sky-blue background and a bright smile from Swift, along with the fall release date.
Swift then released “New Romantics” – the only song from “1989” that she hasn’t toured yet – and “New Year’s Day”, the second secret song. While he was playing the last notes of the latter, the news of the album’s release was published on his social networks.
“Surprise! 1989 (Taylor Version) is on the way,” the post reads, revealing the new album cover to the rest of the world. “The 1989 album changed my life in so many ways, and it makes me so excited to announce that my release will be on October 27th.” The reissue date is also of particular importance, as the original “1989” came out on the same date in 2014.
The post continued: “To be honest, this is my favorite re-recording of any I’ve ever done because the 5 tracks on From The Vault are insane. I can’t believe they’re behind us. But not for long.”
Surprise!!! 1989 (Taylor’s Version) on his way 🔜! The 1989 album changed my life in so many ways, and I’m excited to announce that my version of it will be out on October 27th. To be honest, this is my favorite re-recording I’ve ever done… pic.twitter.com/JFYOWhBxhj-
Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 10, 2023
And not only did Swift announce the new movie at the stadium and on the Internet, but the roof of SoFi Stadium also lit up with the announcement, according to the KTLA helicopter.
Some of the numerology that fans discovered in the run up to the date highlighted just how much of a genius Swift could be in choosing August 9, 2023 to formally unveil “1989 (Taylor Version)” , which makes the ad seem bigger and bigger. more inevitably, unless she’s pulling the biggest red herring (or red herrings) of all time.
The Swifties pointed out not only the obvious significance of the 8/9 deadline for the tour, but also: It was 3,208 days since the release of “1989” in 2014, and 3 + 2 + 0 + 8 = 13, the lucky number of singer And how was the time elapsed since the original album was published calculated in years and months? Fans calculated that eight years, nine months, and (you guessed it) 13 days had passed.
Lest those numbers leave any doubt about Swift’s pre-concert intentions, the singer had literally sent a signal to concertgoers the night before on her unprecedented six-night SoFi tour. According to fans who noticed the glow-in-the-dark bracelets they were given at the concert on Tuesday night, at the end of the performance, the blue bracelets flashed five times, indicating that their fifth album “1989” approx. to begin.
And how long has it been since the previous entry in his re-recorded series came out? Thirteen days since the release of “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)”.
It means that when Swift announced the Eras Tour in November 2022, with SoFi as the last leg of the US debut, she probably chose the 9/8 deadline a long time ago with that in mind her novels “1989” to announce. as part of that concert.
Fashion observers also noted that Swift brought a beautiful blue suit into her wardrobe at Tuesday’s show.
On Swift’s web store, “1989 (Taylor Version)” is offered on a baby blue vinyl pressing only, unlike some of the more elaborate sets of LP versions she’s offered for releases like “Folklore” and “Midnights.” “.” Five previously unreleased Vault tracks (titles yet to be revealed) added to the 16 songs on the 2014 deluxe edition will bring the total tracklist to 21, which can easily fit on two LPs, as was in the edition 22 songs. of “Speak Now” released on July 28. (One of his remakes, “Fearless (Taylor Version),” held at 27 songs, which requires a three-LP set.).
(The 2014 deluxe edition of “1989” technically ran to 19 tracks, but Swift seems to have no intention of making a “Taylor Version” of three short vocal demos she included as bonus tracks to round out the set .).
Despite the scarcity of vinyl versions released for sale, Swift makes up for it by offering collectors four different editions of the CD, with different covers and photo inserts, which are only available on a limited-time offer until August 13 (until natural).
“1989 (Taylor’s Version)” will be the fourth in a series of six re-recordings Swift is making of her back catalog of Big Machine albums, to guide fans towards full versions of songs, following her outrage to express by selling and reselling the masters. Fans can now start their engines by guessing the order in which the next two “televisions” will be released – “Taylor Swift” (her 2006 debut album) and “Fame” (her last Big Machine album , from 2017) -. in 2024 or later.
Here, you can check out Swift’s new ranking of the 25 Greatest Bonus Tracks of All Time, in which “New Romantics” is undoubtedly high.
Taylor Swift announces the release of “1989 (Taylor Version)” on October 27th. pic.twitter.com/9pNbDIaXaU-
Variety (@Variety) August 10, 2023