It’s another remarkable day for the Swifties everywhere. Taylor Swift has just released her version of her first pop album, 1989. This particular album was a turning point in Swift’s career. She started her stint in the music industry purely as a country singer, but over the years, she has been gearing towards pop music more. And 1989 is the album that cemented her place in the pop music scene.
The first 1989 album was released on October 2017, 2014, when Swift was just 24 years old. It had songs like “Shake It Off,” and “Blank Space,” which were instant hits on the music charts. Now, almost 10 years later, Taylor Swift has reclaimed the album and has the surprise track “From The Vault” included in the original repertoire of songs. For the first time, fans all over the world are hearing the tracks, “Suburban Legends,” “Now That We Don’t Talk,” “Slut!,” “Is It Over Now,” and “Say Don’t Go” along with the beloved songs from 1989.
Swift has been surprising her fans nonstop this year. Her Eras Tour has kicked off and achieved great success, so she surprised her fans with a film of it, for those who weren’t able to go. Then, she released her iconic album Speak Now, earlier in the year. And now, she has wowed her fans again with her version of 1989.
Taylor Swift’s 1989, from Instagram @taylorswift
As a bonus to the album, Swift included a message about the rereleased 1989 album. She said,
“I was born in 1989, reinvented for the first time in 2014, and a part of me was reclaimed in 2023 with the re-release of this album I love so dearly. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the magic you would sprinkle on my life for so long?
This moment is a reflection of the woods we’ve wandered through and all this love between us still glowing in the darkest dark.
I present to you, with gratitude and wild wonder, my version of “1989.”
It’s been waiting for you.
Taylor Swift also spoke out about her past experiences with the media frenzy about her dating life. She said, “I had become the target of slut shaming — the intensity and relentlessness of which would be criticized and called out if it happened today. The jokes about my amount of boyfriends. The trivialization of my songwriting as if it were a predatory act of a boy crazy psychopath. The media co-signing of this narrative. I had to make it stop because it was starting to really hurt.”
Despite all that Swift has gone through, she left a hopeful message of learning to her fans.
“I’ll always be so incredibly grateful for how you loved and embraced this album. You, who followed my zig zag creative choices and cheered on my risks and experiments. You, who heard the wink and humor in “Blank Space” and maybe even empathized with the pain behind the satire. You, who saw the seeds of allyship and advocating for equality in “Welcome to New York.” You, who knew that maybe a girl who surrounds herself with female friends in adulthood is making up for a lack of them in childhood (not starting a tyrannical hot girl cult)? You, who saw that I reinvent myself for a million reasons, and that one of them is to try my very best to entertain you. You, who have had the grace to allow me the freedom to change.”
Originally posted on TrendingNewsHub