Taylor Swift Bumps Release Of 'Red (Taylor's Version)' A Week Earlier

By Hayden Brooks

October 1, 2021

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Surprise, surprise: Taylor Swift is bumping the release of Red (Taylor’s Version) by one week.

On Thursday (September 30), the pop chart-topper shared the big news via social media. “Got some news that I think you’re gonna like,” she told her Swifties. “My version of Red will be out a week earlier than scheduled (including the 4 disc vinyl) on November 12th ! Can’t wait to celebrate the 13th with you and our new/old autumn heartbreak album."

Swift’s re-release of Red is expected to outdo Fearless (Taylor’s Version) as the 30-track set is a colossal one. The re-release of the album, which initially dropped in 2008, will feature her previously released “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version),” nine bonus tracks, including collaborations with Phoebe Bridgers, Ed Sheeran and Chris Stapleton.

"Musically and lyrically, Red resembled a heartbroken person," Swift wrote in her first announcement post regarding the release. "It was all over the place, a fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end. Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, wild, and tortured by memories past. Like trying on pieces of a new life, I went into the studio and experimented with different sounds and collaborators. And I’m not sure if it was pouring my thoughts into this album, hearing thousands of your voices sing the lyrics back to me in passionate solidarity, or if it was simply time, but something was healed along the way."

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