Taylor Swift always has a new project in the works. Not only is she re-recording the majority of his albumsshe has also made music and acted in various films on the 2022 film scheduleon top of all that, she also releases brand new music.
To all my fellow Swifties, here’s a nifty guide to help you keep track of everything the pop star has to come.
Midnight – Out Now
At the 2022 VMAs, Swift surprisingly announced that she would be releasing her first album of new music since still. The album is called Midnights and when it dropped on October 21, it broke the record for most-streamed album on Spotify in 24 hours. Swift also broke a Billboard record when ten of the songs from her album made the Billboard Top Ten songs.
It’s super exciting that, like folklore, Midnights will be a concept album. We now have 13 tracks (lucky number 13!) that tell the stories of various late nights throughout Swift’s life. During the promotional cycle for this album, Swift revealed song titles one at a time and announced special surprises on a few of them.
Swift slowly revealed the things that inspired Midnights, and the five themes are hating each other, fantasizing about revenge, wondering what could have been, falling in love and falling apart.
In his other TV appearances, we got more exciting announcements and fun stories as well. She teased The Eras Tour during The show tonightand on The Graham Norton Show she told a hilarious story about her screen test with Eddie Redmayne for Les Miserables.
For now, these are all the appearances Swift had planned to promote her new album. However, I’m sure there will be more (I personally want a musical appearance on SNL Season 48).
The tour of eras – summer 2023
Swift appeared on The show tonight to promote his album, and while chatting with Jimmy Fallon, the possibility of a tour arose. They discussed the possibility of a tour, which would be his first since Reputation, a tour that took place over four years ago. Although she has not confirmed a tour, she said:
She then announced the hello america that this tour would indeed take place this summer, and that it would be called the Eras Tour. It will be Swift’s biggest tour to date, with 52 stops across the United States.
When Swift goes on tour, she will have six new or reissued albums to build a setlist from. Lover, Folk, Forever, Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Red (Taylor’s Version), and Midnight. However, in the name of the tour, it looks like we’ll get a bit from each Swift era.
So fellow Swifties, get your minds, hearts and wallets ready because we’ll be picking up tickets for the Eras Tour when the presale starts November 15th.
Reputation (Taylor Version) – 2017 Original Album – TBD
We already got Red and Without fear in Taylor’s versions. She is also released Lover, folklore, and stillwhich are not part of the reissues. Reputation would be the most recent album—among those slated for re-recording—to be re-recorded. It features hits like “Look What You Made Me Do” and “Delicate” along with many other bangers like “Getaway Car” and “Don’t Blame Me”.
The album was a sharp turn from Swift’s earlier work. It is pop oriented and has very little country influence. The overall themes of the album deal with Swift’s relationship with fame and the overwhelming media attention she received.
She took Reputation on a world tour, with Charli XCX and Camila Cabello opening for her. Although there is no information at the moment Reputation (Taylor’s version) will be released, you can watch one of the stops of his tour (opens in a new tab) with a Netflix subscription.
1989 (Taylor Version) – Original album in 2014 – TBD
For a second last summer there was rumors that 1989 (Taylor’s version) could be released. However, nothing came out, and then Swift announced brand new music instead. However, I’m in the camp that feels like this one might be next in line for Swift’s re-release.
1989 was Swift’s big leap away from country music. The album contains mega-hits like “Blank Space”, “Shake It Off” and “Bad Blood”. Named after the year of his birth, the album is very pop.
However, Swift released “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)” about a year ago, instead of releasing all of them. 1989 (Taylor’s version) then she went out Red (Taylor’s version)which includes the legendary song “All Too Well”.
Although there is no release date attached to this album, my gut tells me it’s next.
Speak Now (Taylor Version) – 2010 Original Album – TBD
While I think 1989 will be the next reissue, some eagle-eyed fans are convinced Speak Now is the following. In a Billboard article, Swiftie, Carolina Sofia broke down Swift’s TikTok with a Starbucks mug that had three Gs on the bottom. She says:
The Swifties are perhaps the best detectives, and many of them seem to think that the album which contains “Mean” and “Back To December” could be next.
Taylor Swift (Taylor Version) – 2006 Original Album – TBD
This brings us to the album that started it all, Swift’s self-titled album. This is a country album in its own right and it was the record that made the singer a household name.
Taylor Swift features classics like “Our Song”, “Tim McGraw” and “Teardrops on My Guitar”. Personally, I can’t wait to hear this re-recorded album because Swift was only 16 when it came out. Even on Without fear and Red (Taylor versions), you can hear how her voice has grown, and I can’t wait to see that growth when she re-releases her debut album.
Between Midnights and the four upcoming Swift re-recordings, there’s a lot to look forward to from the singer. Also, with the spontaneous releases of folklore and still, she probably has other surprises up her sleeve. I’m sure there will be more beyond this, and I can’t wait to see what comes next.