Taylor Swift has given her fanbase of ‘Swifties’ plenty to talk about lately!
The beloved pop princess recently made many of her fans’ wishes come true when she announced the latest re-recording in her catalog: “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).” The news arrived while the 33-year-old played to a sold-out crowd during the first three nights in Nashville, Tennessee!
The 2010 album is memorable for including many of Swift’s heartbreaking favorites, including “Dear John,” “Last Kiss,” and “Back To December.”
Even the most casual fans of Swift are likely aware the “Lavender Haze” singer adores surprising her fans!
Swifties on social media were thrilled to learn Swift and her Taylor Nation team were planning a surprise for “Speak Now” devotees; the album will receive the special edition treatment in collaboration with Target!
How Did Swift Announce ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’ To Her Fans?
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The Blast was on hand to share Swift’s big news, she reported live from Nissan Stadium. She took the stage herself to reveal why Friday night’s performance was significant to her.
“There’s a different reason I’m excited about this part of the set tonight. Because I’ve been planning something for a while,” she told the crowd. “You know how I love to plan things and how I love to surprise you with the things I plan. It’s my love language with you- I plot, I scheme, I plan, and I get to tell you about it. If you would direct your attention to the back big screen…” Swift instructed. (per People)
Swifties then found out they would be able to add “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” to their collection on July 7th (the “Mine” singer cheekily acknowledged the intentional reference to the album track “Last Kiss” in her announcement!)
Social Media Lit Up With Fan Reaction To Swift’s Announcement!
It fills me with such pride and joy to announce that my version of Speak Now will be out July 7 (just in time for July 9th, iykyk 😆) I first made Speak Now, completely self-written, between the ages of 18 and 20. The songs that came from this time in my life were marked by their… pic.twitter.com/oa0Vs5kszr
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 6, 2023
Swifties were predictably thrilled by Swift’s announcement on social media!
One tweeted, “I just keep thinking back to everyone fighting in the great Ticketmaster war…. and how everyone was scrambled for the night. 1 Nashville ticket could have NO CLUE WHATSOEVER that they were about to get Teardrops, Nothing New, Sparks Fly, and a Speak Now TV announcement.”
Another tweeted, “YOU GUYS, IT’S FINALLY TIME FOR SPEAK NOW TV. NASHVILLE U WON, BUT WE WILL ALL BE FREAKING OUT ON JULY 7TH!!!!! WATCHING THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON MY PHONE ON A LIVE WITH MY PHONE ALMOST DYING BUT SO HAPPY”
“I don’t want a speak now announcement; I just want it to show up on my phone like that one u2 album,” a Swiftie declared.
Swifties Can ‘Speak Now’ About The Upcoming Vinyl Release!
And now I’m pacing back and forth wishing both were at my door 🚪🚶♀️ #SpeakNowTaylorsVersion https://t.co/y15WXwzxzT
— Taylor Nation (@taylornation13) May 18, 2023
Swift and Target have been longtime partners; she and the retail giant have partnered for many years, offering exclusive content for Swifties. Target provides an exclusive lavender edition of Swift’s latest LP, “Midnights,” released last October.
The tables have turned, according to a Twitter Swiftie!
Swift’s official management team, Taylor Nation, tweeted the announcement for a new Target edition of the “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” vinyl. They tweeted, “Oh woooah, holding our breath. The #SpeakNowTaylorsVersion Lilac Marbled Vinyl just dropped exclusively at @Target, and we know you’ll love it.”
A fan answered the thread with an important question: “Are we in a lilac haze now? #SpeakNowTaylorsVersionTS [laughter emoji]” Taylor Nation confirmed the change in haze forecast: “We guess so [laughter emoji],” they confirmed.
me walking into target on July 7th just to feel something #SpeakNowTaylorsVersion pic.twitter.com/2dvUmJHAKe
— lauren needs metlife n1 (@folklaurens) May 18, 2023
“the violet feels like dear John, last kiss, back to December, the sadder singles, and the lilac feels like mine, enchanted, and long life,” a Swiftie observed.
The exclusive vinyl release comes shortly after speculation of Swift’s personal life dominated social media. She has been linked to the 1975’s Matty Healy for a few weeks.
They were recently spotted engaging in some PDA; If reports are accurate, Healy would be Swift’s first relationship since breaking up with her partner of six years, actor Joe Alwyn. (via The Blast)