Taylor Swift fans are in for a treat as the pop superstar has confirmed that her re-recorded version of “Speak Now” is set for release on July 7th. This marks the third album in her re-recorded series and follows the release of “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” and “Red (Taylor’s Version)” in 2021.
The announcement of “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” was made during the first stop of her Eras Tour in Nashville. The album originally debuted in 2010 and included hit tracks like “Mean,” “Ours,” “Sparks Fly,” and “The Story of Us.” It was Swift’s third album and set a new record for the highest sales by a solo female country artist. “Speak Now” has received numerous awards and nominations including a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album and two wins for “Mean” in the categories of Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song.
Swift initially revealed her plans to re-record her pre-“Lover” catalog in the summer of 2019 after her material was acquired without her knowledge. Since then, she has released two new albums, “folklore” and “evermore,” and re-recorded her two earlier albums. In August, she won the Video of the Year award at the MTV VMAs for the extended version of “All Too Well” and took the opportunity to announce her upcoming tenth album, titled “Midnights,” which was released in late October.
Between albums, Swift also recorded the song “Carolina” for the film “Where the Crawdads Sing,” which received an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globes nod. The announcement of her Eras Tour has also generated excitement among fans. With her prolific output and re-recorded albums, Taylor Swift continues to be one of the most successful and celebrated musicians of our time.