“And when we go crashing down, we come back every time.” On the 8th month and 9th day of the year, Taylor Swift announced that she would be re-recording her famous album “1989.” This Iconic album, which contains some of her most iconic songs such as “Wonderland” “Wildest Dreams” and “Style” is being re-recorded this fall. Originally released on October 17th, 2014, 1989 Taylors Version will be released on October 27th, 2023.
This is the fourth album that Taylor Swift has rerecorded, in her “Taylors Version” Project, following the release of “Speak Now Taylors Version” in early summer. However, 1989 will be the most significant rerecording yet, as it’s the album that pushed her into superstardom. Along with rerecording all of the old songs, she is adding in 5 new “vault tracks” that never made it into the original album. A few days ago, Taylor Swift announced a google scavenger hunt that would reveal the names of the first 4 vault tracks. The names are: “Is it Over Now?”, “Now That We Don’t Talk”, “Say Don’t Go”, and “Suburban Legends.”
The journey to repossess her musical catalog began after the shock release of Swift’s game-changing album, “Reputation.” Taylor was compelled to renegotiate her music contracts following dissatisfaction with how her previous record label had managed her artistic work. Through negotiations, Swift secured the rights to her master recordings with a new record label, allowing her the creative freedom to release subsequent albums such as “Lover,” “Folklore,” “Evermore,” and “Midnights” under her new record label. However, she still wanted to regain control over her cherished earlier albums, paving the way for the “Taylor’s Version” project. By contract, Taylor Swift has the ability to re-record her classic tracks, which she has wholeheartedly embraced.
As Taylor Swift is giving this iconic album new light, people around the world are anticipating its release. This billboard #1 changed the music industry as a whole, and its release is studied by people across the globe. 9 years later, “1989” is certainly not out of style.