Months of anticipation have come to an end. Taylor Swift fans can finally stop theorizing and looking at hints. Why? The release date for Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) has officially been announced! Swift announced the release date for this re-recorded album at one of her concerts in Nashville, saying “I think rather than me speaking about it, I thought I would just show you, so if you would direct your attention to that big screen…” Swift then turned around and gestured to the screen which read “Speak Now Taylor’s Version Available July 7.” Of course, the announcement was very drawn out because Swift’s fans (Swifties) immediately began cheering when she said “speaking about it,” because they knew that she chose to say “speaking” instead of “talking” for a reason.
This in person album announcement was followed by a post on Swift’s Instagram account that was captioned
“It fills me with such pride and joy to announce that my version of Speak Now will be out just July 7 (just in time for July 9th, iykyk) I first made Speak Now, completely self-written, between the ages of 18 and 20. The songs that came from this time in my life were marked by their brutal honesty, unfiltered diaristic confessions and wild wistfulness. I love this album because it tells a tale of growing up, flailing, flying and crashing…and living to speak about it. With six extra songs I’ve sprung loose from the vault, I absolutely cannot wait to celebrate Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) with you on July 7th.”
July 9th is a date mentioned in the song “Last Kiss” off of the album Speak Now. Songs that “come from the vault” are songs that Swift wrote, but didn’t put on the original album. Now, these songs will be on the re-recorded album. Be sure to tune into Taylor Time hosted by Margaret K on Mondays from 2-3 to hear songs and lyric analysis from the album Speak Now.
Written by Margaret K
Hi! I’m Margaret, and I’m a sophomore here at Harper College. I enjoy reading in my spare time, and I like snowmobiling in the winter. I’m also a huge Taylor Swift fan.