Wednesday night, Taylor Swift announced the release date of her upcoming re-recorded album, "1989 (Taylor's Version)."
Swift stunned the Los Angeles crowd on the penultimate night of her 2023 Eras Tour by announcing the next album in the popular series would be released on Oct. 27.
"I think instead of just like telling you about it, I think I'll just sort of show you something," Swift said on stage, referring to a "1989" screen.
Swift said on social media that the re-recorded album will include five unreleased tunes. The 2014 standard album included 13 songs and the deluxe edition had 16.
In the announcement, Swift called "1989" the record that impacted her life "in countless ways." "Bad Blood," "Shake It Off," and "Blank Space" were chart-toppers from the 2016 Grammy-winning album.
"Surprise!! 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is coming soon! I'm thrilled to release my 1989 cover on October 27th. The amazing 5 From The Vault tunes make this my favorite re-record. I'm incredulous. However, briefly."
Swift's usual "Easter eggs" led fans to believe "1989" would be the next re-recorded album. Swift's "I Can See You" music video included ex-boyfriend Taylor Lautner and child actress Joey King, who appeared in Swift's "Mean" music video.
Lautner and King help Swift escape a bank vault into a getaway car in the video, signifying her fight for music rights. The group then heads toward a bridge that reads "1989 TV," which ignited social media.
Since her 2019 "Good Morning America" announcement that she will reclaim her music, Swift's sold-out Eras Tour and re-recorded albums have broken records.
In April 2021, the Grammy-winning singer and composer released "Fearless (Taylor's Version)," a re-recording of her 2008 album "Fearless." "Red (Taylor's Version)" from 2012 followed in November 2021.