Taylor Swift surprised her fans at a concert in London by announcing the release date of her next re-recorded album, “1989 (Taylor’s Version)”. She said it would be out on Oct. 27, which is the eighth month and the ninth day of the year, a hint to the original album title.
She then sang two songs from the album, “New Romantics” and “New Year’s Day”, for the first time on her world tour. She also performed some of her hits from “1989”, such as “Bad Blood”.The re-recording project is Swift’s way of reclaiming her first six albums, which she lost the rights to when Scooter Braun bought and sold her old label, Big Machine. Swift said she was not informed of the deal and did not have the chance to buy back her music. Big Machine’s CEO, Scott Borchetta, denied this claim. Swift told “CBS Sunday Morning” in 2019 that she would “absolutely” re-record her old music.
So far, Swift has re-released three of her six albums with the “Taylor’s Version” label: “Fearless”, “Red” and “Speak Now”. After “1989”, which was originally released in 2014, she will only have two more albums to re-record: her self-titled debut album from 2006 and “Reputation” from 2017.Swift’s tour, which started in March, has been a huge success, with a 44-song setlist that covers 17 years of her career. She also gave over $55 million in bonuses to everyone who worked on her shows, according to sources. Many celebrities have attended her concerts, such as Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, Meghan Markle, Reese Witherspoon, Channing Tatum and more.