Now Presenting: Every Detail About ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ 💙

Now Presenting: Every Detail About ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ 💙

Although Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour just wrapped its first North American leg, Swifties stay winning. All the blood, sweat, tears—and, TBH, lots of delusions and intricately thought-out theories—have finally paid off for once, because with Taylor’s sparkly new blue performance outfits came an official announcement for 1989 (Taylor’s Version). During the final stop of her Eras Tour at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 9, the Grammy winner revealed her original pivot into pop music will be released this October (!!!).

1989 is home to some of Taylor’s biggest hits like “Shake It Off,” “Style,” and “Bad Blood,” so you know the new version is going to hit that much harder. Buckle up and get ready to grab your passport and my hand as I feast you with every little detail about 1989 (Taylor’s Version), from its release date to collaborations and (obviously) all the Easter eggs.

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When does 1989 (Taylor’s Version) come out?

Get ready to re-enter your own personal 1989 era this fall, because 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is dropping on October 27—exactly nine years after the original version of the album released.

Tay announced her next re-record during the surprise song portion of her Eras Tour date at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on August 9. Before she performed an acoustic rendition of the album’s fan-favorite bonus track “New Romantics” on her guitar, the mastermind pointed to the brand-new album art that was displayed on the massive screen behind her. I mean… look at that smile! There’s no denying 1989 is one of her favorite musical children, and she took to social media to share that exact sentiment.

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“Surprise!! 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is on its way to you 🔜! The 1989 album changed my life in countless ways, and it fills me with such excitement to announce that my version of it will be out October 27th,” Taylor wrote. “To be perfectly honest, this is my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve ever done because the 5 From The Vault tracks are so insane. I can’t believe they were ever left behind. But not for long! Pre order 1989 (Taylor’s Version) on my site 😎”

Where can I listen to 1989 (Taylor’s Version)?

Of course, the album will be available to stream and scream-sing along to on major platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. Different variations of deluxe CDs are also listed for pre-order on Taylor’s official merch store, including four colorways: Sunrise Boulevard Yellow, Aquamarine Green, Crystal Skies Blue, and Rose Garden Pink.

The CDs will only be available until Sunday, August 13, so you’ll want to add them to your cart quicker than you can rap Kendrick Lamar’s verse on “Bad Blood.”

If you really want to throw it back to 1989, you can also snag a pale blue pressed vinyl.

1989 (Taylor’s Version) Vinyl

1989 (Taylor's Version) Vinyl

1989 (Taylor’s Version) Vinyl

Are there any features on 1989 (Taylor’s Version)?

The fun part about the previously unreleased tracks from Taylor’s Vault is that they usually include collaborations with other amazing artists who have ties to the singer-songwriter. Past features on vault tracks have included Phoebe Bridgers, Maren Morris, Hayley Williams of Paramore, and Fall Out Boy, to name a few.

The fans who find solace in the short-lived romance between Taylor and former One Direction crooner Harry Styles are holding out hope for some sort of collaboration as the duo has been friendly and openly supportive of each other. Sure, “Style” featuring Harry Styles may be a bit of a reach, but I can dream, okay? 🙄

There’s also a chance Taylor may revisit vault tracks with longtime friend and producer, Jack Antonoff, as 1989 marked the first time she collaborated with him on a long-form project. Her first collaboration with Jack, “Sweeter Than Fiction” from the film One Chance, dates back to 2013, and they most recently joined forces on a remix of her Midnights hit, “Anti-Hero.”

As of right now, no features have been officially confirmed.

Are there any 1989 (Taylor’s Version) Easter eggs?

Many of Taylor’s music videos are catalysts for one of her favorite things: Easter eggs. Her self-directed “Bejeweled,” “Lavender Haze,” and “Karma” videos were packed with clues that led to Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)—aka her last re-recorded album that was released on July 7, 2023and “I Can See You (Taylor’s Version)(From The Vault)” is no different.

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The video—which stars Taylor’s ex Taylor Lautner, Joey King, and Presley Cash—tells the story of the Grammy winner reclaiming her masters through a badass secret heist, of course. There are multiple hints that teased 1989 as Taylor’s next re-record, including a literal bridge that reads “1989 TV” and imagery that calls back to other visuals from the iconic era. (We’ve got you covered with a full deep-dive on those Easter eggs, ICYMI.)

On July 4, 2023, Tay took to Instagram to share pics from her annual Fourth of July party — a celebration that hit its peak during the 1989 era in 2014 when Haim, Gigi Hadid, and her ex Calvin Harris were in attendance. This year, she shared a snap of herself with Haim, Selena Gomez, and more friends, which sent fans into a frenzy as she hadn’t acknowledged her tradition since she began re-recording her albums.

Taylor initially began teasing 1989 (Taylor’s Version) in 2021 when “Wildest Dreams” went viral on TikTok. She finally joined the app and made her SwiftTok presence known with a video partaking in the trend, which dramatically zooms in on the subject while the dreamy ballad serves as its soundtrack. At the time, she had recently announced Red (Taylor’s Version) was on the way and playfully teased her Midnights track “Glitch” with, well, a glitch.

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Not to mention, most of the surprise songs Taylor whipped out during the Eras Tour happened to be from her fifth studio album, which was originally released in 2014. So, most of the signs pointing toward 1989 were pretty much in plain sight!

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Sam is an assistant news editor at Cosmo, covering all things pop culture, entertainment, and celebrity news. She previously covered those same topics along with health, lifestyle, and beauty at Seventeen. When she isn’t draping her cheeks in blush, you can probably find her live-tweeting awards shows or making SwiftToks.  

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