Speculations on Taylor Swift changing ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ release date

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Taylor Swift has announced that her album “Red (Taylor’s Version)” will be out on Nov. 12, a week earlier than the original release date.

D'Juanna Lester, Senior Reporter

For many Taylor Swift fans — also known as Swifties — they’ve been anticipating the release of “Red (Taylor’s Version [TV]).” The re-recorded album was supposed to be released on Nov. 19, which is why many were shocked to find out that the singer will be releasing “Red (TV)” on Nov. 12 — a whole week early. 

After dropping “Fearless (TV)” back in early April, Swifties have been speculating which re-recorded album will be released next. Many fans were wondering if she was going in chronological order, starting with her debut album. 

After “Fearless (TV)” was released this year, and now that “Red (TV)” will be dropping next, people were stunned when Swift released “Wildest Dreams (TV),” from her album “1989” two weeks ago.  Swifties have been curious about what singles will be released next, and from which album. Everyone thought we were on the “Red” course, but with the surprise “1989” drop, many are even more confused. 

On Sept. 30, Swift posted on her Instagram story. The post read: “Got some news that I think you’re gonna like — my version of ‘Red’ will be out a week earlier than scheduled (including the 4 disc vinyl) on November 12th! Can’t wait to celebrate the 13th with you and our new/old autumn heartbreak album.” 

The internet immediately freaked out, over the moon about getting our heartbreak album a full week early. Now the question is when will the first single be out? Which song will it be? An old song or a song from the vault? 

Fans have speculated why the date was changed from Nov. 19 to Nov. 12. Many have come to the conclusion that the reason the date was changed was because of Adele announcing that she plans to release her album on Nov. 19 as well. With both artists releasing albums within a week of each other, sad girl fall is definitely approaching sooner than we think. Time to bring out the cardigans. 

A few months back, fans decoded a cryptic message from Swift’s Twitter about the vault songs being released on “Red (TV).” They are: “Ronan,” “Better Man,” “Nothing New” featuring Phoebe Bridgers, “Babe,” “Message in a Bottle,” “I Bet You Think About Me” featuring Chris Stapleton, “Forever Winter,” “Run” featuring Ed Sheeran, “The Very First Night” and of course, the ten minute version of “All Too Well!”

As the singer has been more active on social media sites like TikTok and Twitter over the past few weeks, fans have been trying to figure out the cryptic easter eggs on her posts. In a TikTok video posted on Sept. 17, viewers can see a glitch in the transition, which could be an easter egg pointing toward a certain music video from one of the singles from her “Red” album. Many have speculated that “22” will be the first single announced and released soon. While many of these are wild theories, no one expected a “1989” single dropping late last month.