Taylor Swift hints at the next (Taylor’s Version) album

Swift has already recorded Red (Taylors Version) and Fearless (Taylors Version), two of the six albums Swift doesnt have rights for.


Swift has already recorded Red (Taylor’s Version) and Fearless (Taylor’s Version), two of the six albums Swift doesn’t have rights for.

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Taylor Swift’s former record label has sold her music without her consent, causing her to stop recording with the label and rerecord her own albums to regain rights to her music.

Swift is known to hint at her future plans via Easter eggs in music videos, posts, interviews, and even clothing. Once she’s started to rerecord her albums, she’s been sure to drop hints at her future plans.

In the music video for “I Bet You Think About Me ft. Chris Stapleton (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)”, Swift crashes the wedding of her former lover, wearing a red wedding dress contrasting with everyone else’s white outfits. This immediately reminded fans of “Speak Now” from the Speak Now album, as the lyrics of that song depict a very similar story.

Swift also seemingly hinted at Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) in a post announcing the release of Red (Taylor’s Version), saying, “Red is about to be mine again, but it has always been ours.” “Mine” and “Ours” are both tracks from Speak Now.

For the ten minute version of “All Too Well”, Swift worked with Dylan O’Brien and Sadie Sink to create a short film. In the film, Swift named different stages of the relationship, such as the one right after the breakup–“The Reeling”. In this chapter, Sink is pictured wearing her ex’s shirt while crying and reminiscing over her past relationship. A lyric from the song “Last Kiss” from Speak Now mimics this same idea: “But now I’ll go. Sit on the floor wearing your clothes.”

Swift also referenced Speak Now on her website, specifically with a signed CD of Red (Taylor’s Version). The price of the item was $20.10, which is an extremely unusual price. 2010 happens to be the year of Speak Now‘s release, and the color of the font used to display the price of the item was color-matched to be the exact shade of purple of Swift’s dress from the Speak Now album cover.

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Swift also made many references to Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) in the music video from “Bejeweled” from her newest album, Midnights. In the beginning of the video, Swift wrote a scene in which Cinderella (played by Swift), the stepsisters, and the evil stepmother talk about the upcoming ball. In the background of the conversation, “Enchanted”, a hit song from Speak Now, is playing. During the video, Swift enters an elevator to travel to different floors of the castle. Fans have noticed that the colors of the elevator buttons correspond with her albums, and many say it’s no coincidence that the first floor she goes to is the third floor–a purple button for Speak Now, her third album. Swift has currently released 12 albums, yet there are 13 buttons. The 13th button is purple (just like Speak Now), hinting that Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) is next. At another point in the video, Swift is wearing two hair clips with letters–namely, “S” and “N”. What else could it stand for but Speak Now? While sporting the clips, she knowingly winks at the camera. The entire “Bejeweled” video is filled with threes, such as the three stepsisters and the three dragons, which could all hint at Speak Now, since it is the third album.

The cover of Swift’s “Bejeweled” music video. (Taylor Swift)

It seems that Swift is most definitely hinting at Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) being released in the near future, and fans are excitedly waiting to see what Swift does next.