At a concert in Nashville, Taylor Swift declares “Speak Now” as her next re-recorded album
‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’ is the next song, which the pop diva unexpectedly revealed to fans during Friday’s Eras Tour stop in Nashville.
Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) is undoubtedly coming. Taylor Swift announced that her 2010 third studio album will be her next re-recorded release, out July 7, during the first of her three performances at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium on Friday night (May 5).
Swifties had a heads-up last Sunday when the Eras Tour goers’ light-up wristbands at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium began to turn purple after the concert. The song Speak Now, about which fans have long conjectured that it will be the next re-recording, is symbolized by the color purple. The John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge in Nashville also changed its lights on Friday night to a vivid violet color to commemorate the announcement.
Swift had only included one Speak Now song, “Enchanted,” in her setlist so far on the Eras Tour, which began March 17 in Glendale, Arizona. However, “Mean” was added as a surprise during Swift’s April 15 performance in Tampa, Florida. Speak Now gave birth to four singles that charted on the Hot 100, including “Mean” (No. 11), “Ours” (No. 13), “Sparks Fly” (No. 17), and “The Story of Us” (No. 41), as well as two top 10 hits in “Mine” (No. 3 peak on the Billboard Hot 100) and “Back to December” (No. 6).
Following Swift’s popular breakthrough with 2008’s Fearless, which won the Grammy for album of the year, Speak Now, which was released in October 2010, became the first Swift album to sell one million copies in its first week, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 1.047 million copies sold. According to Luminate, Swift’s third album has sold 7.8 million equivalent album units in the US as of April 27.
The third re-recorded studio album in her six-album project, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) will follow Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version), both of which were released in 2021. 2019 will see the re-recording of Swift’s first six studio albums because she was unable to acquire the masters for her back catalog. Last year, Swift released her 10th studio album, Midnights, rather than a re-recorded one. It had the highest launch week of her career and of any album in 2022.