Taylor Swift Annnces Re-Recorded Version of “Speak Now” for July

Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in November 2022
Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in 2022. Photo by AFF-USA/Shutterstock (13624648ba)

Taylor Swift has been working on new versions of her albums in recent years, and there’s another one on the way! Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) will hit the shelves this summer and it will feature 22 songs, including six “from the vault” tracks.

Speak Now is Swift’s third studio album, and it was originally released back in 2010. Its single “Mean” won Swift two Grammys, while “Mine” and “Back to December” reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album itself debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, after selling over a million copies during its first week alone.

Over a decade later, Swift is ready to revisit this period of her life, which was marked by “brutal honesty, unfiltered diaristic confessions, and wild wistfulness.” She described it as “a tale of growing up, flailing, flying and crashing … and living to speak about it.”

The new version of Speak Now will be released on July 7 as her third re-recording following Fearless and Red. She started recording new versions of her old albums after the dispute over the ownership of the master recordings of her first six studio albums with her former label Big Machine Records.