Taylor Swift has released her version of “Speak Now”

Taylor Swift has released her version of "Speak Now". Graphic by Carly Busfield.

Singer-songwriter and global sensation pursuing her Eras Tour, Taylor Swift, has re-released her previous album “Speak Now” from 2010. This recreation is known as “Taylor’s Version” as the artist has recorded each song over once again in her own vision. The album was officially released on July 7, 2023.

“Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” by Taylor Swift on Spotify.

The 22-song album has reeled all the diehard “Swifties” in for the ride as thing singer revamps some of their famous hits.

The original release of “Speak Now” was her Grammy-winning hit of 2010. One notable fact about the original is that there were no collaborations, showcasing the growth in her talent. 

The pop sensation has even opened up a matching set of purple merchandise to pair along with the album. From purple vinyls, to purple cardigans and graphic shirts, the “Swiftie” gear is available. 

Monica Wilt, a BU Communication Studies senior, has been an avid “Swiftie” for most of her life. “I think that this album is much more powerful now that she has gone through more experiences in her life.”

She continued on the quality and noted the ‘vault tracks’ release, “Musically, the album is more developed as well. The vault tracks are amazing and I am so glad that we finally got to hear them after all these years.”

Taylor shared an Instagram post reflecting upon the dedication put into the release. “It’s here. It’s yours, it’s mine, it’s ours. It’s an album I wrote alone about the whims, fantasies, heartaches, dramas and tragedies I lived out as a young woman between 18 and 20.” 

Wilt continued to discuss the growth of singer-songwriter, “The album has a much more mature sound than the original album since she recorded it at 32 versus 18-20 years old.” 

Taylor Swift will make a lot of money off her newest album released due to her immense popularity, loyal fan base, and the anticipation for the release. 

Releasing an album while she is already on tour is strong marketing director because it allows her to capitalize on the momentum and heightened exposure generated by the tour, maximizing the impact and reach of her new music.

Will this album be as huge as the excitement surrounding the Eras Tour?