Taylor Swift Releasing “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” This Summer

Taylor Swift at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards
Taylor Swift at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo by Jeremy Smith/imageSPACE/Shutterstock (13330473du)

Re-recordings of Taylor Swift’s old albums are always worth waiting for, and another one is just around the corner. Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) will hit the shelves this summer, and it will feature a total of 22 tracks, including six unreleased “from the vault” songs.

Swift has been releasing new versions of her first six studio albums ever since parting ways with her old label Big Machine Records over the ownership of the master recordings. She previously re-recorded Fearless and Red, and Speak Now is the next one in line.

This album was originally released in 2010, and it debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart with over one million copies sold during its first week. It was nominated for best country album and the Grammy Awards, while its single “Mean” won two Grammys for best country song and best country solo performance.

Swift announced the re-recorded version of the album by sharing a photo in a purple dress, reminiscent of the one from the original cover. She also added that she wrote Speak Now between the ages of 18 and 20, saying this time of her life was “marked by their brutal honesty, unfiltered diaristic confessions, and wild wistfulness.”

Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) will be released on July 7 via Republic Records, and she announced it while performing in Nashville during the ongoing Eras Tour.