Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” album simply arrived, however followers are already trying towards the long run. Way, method again in 2019, Swift introduced that she was going to re-record her first six albums and all of the music she launched earlier than she modified report firms. She alleged that her earlier company, Big Machine Records, would not let her purchase again her grasp recordings, so she would simply make new ones. New variations of “Fearless” and “Red,” referred to as “Taylor’s Versions,” got here out in 2021, which made a variety of followers assume that she’d launch extra of the re-recorded albums in 2022. But Swift ended up altering issues this year with the discharge of “Midnights.” However, on the identical time, she’s been leaving a variety of clues that one specific re-recording is on the best way: “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).”
In the music video for “Bejeweled,” Swift included a ton of Easter eggs that time towards “Speak Now.” The video options music from two songs that appeared on the 2010 album, “Enchanted” and “Long Live,” and Laura Dern even says, “Speak not” within the video. Plus, the video got here out Oct. 25 — and “Speak Now” was launched Oct. 25, 2010. Whether these are clues towards the discharge of the album or purple herrings to mess with followers is anybody’s guess.
There was additionally an incident from earlier this year that had followers questioning if “Speak Now” was on its method. In a January interview with the LA Times, Blur frontman Damon Albarn fully dismissed Swift’s songwriting abilities. “[Taylor Swift] doesn’t write her own songs. There’s a big difference between a songwriter and a songwriter who co-writes,” the 54-year-old British musician informed the outlet. “A really interesting songwriter is Billie Eilish and her brother. It’s just darker — less endlessly upbeat. Way more minor and odd.”
It did not take lengthy earlier than Swift responded on to Albarn’s claims that she does not pen her personal songs. “I was such a big fan of yours until I saw this. I write ALL of my own songs,” she tweeted on Jan. 24. “Your hot take is completely false and SO damaging. You don’t have to like my songs but it’s really f*cked up to try and discredit my writing. WOW.”
Albarn later apologized for his comments, tweeting: “I totally agree with you. i had a conversation about songwriting and sadly it was reduced to clickbait. I apologise unreservedly and unconditionally. The last thing I would want to do is discredit your songwriting. I hope you understand. – Damon”
The change made a variety of followers consider “Speak Now.” That’s as a result of each track on “Speak Now” was written by Swift solo when she was 19. The album additionally incorporates a rebuttal towards her critics, the enjoyable and sassy “Mean.” “Speak Now” is the answer to individuals who assume Swift cannot write good songs on her personal.
For now, we’re nonetheless ready for “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” and different re-recordings. Some followers assume that “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” is extra more likely to seem first, since Swift has already launched a number of the songs on that album. But the singer is at present embroiled in a lawsuit about “Shake It Off,” that album’s first single, which might be delaying it. Swifties will simply have to attend for his or her idol to talk, now.