No doubt you’ve had Fearless (Taylor’s Version) on repeat since it came out. And it appears that the whole world has. It rocketed to #1 on both the Official NZ Top 40 Album Chart and the Billboard 200. A 12 year old album did THAT. But before we’ve even had time to truly digest it, is another re-recorded album already on the way? The Swiftie detectives seem to think so. And who can blame them? It’s no secret that Taylor is back in the studio.
Been in the studio all day recording the next one – it’s really so amazing what you all have done here. 🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/rxa5njMn0z
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) April 18, 2021
After making a rare appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, she wasn’t just there to chat about Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and ‘Hey Stephen’. In true Taylor style, she had an agenda – and Swifties believe she planted Easter eggs alluding to 1989 (Taylor’s Version) coming next.
specific things taylor said on stephen colbert:
2008, 18, 44 years 179 days, 513, 54, new york, new york, 1989, scoozi’s chicago, you need to calm down, stephen king, dark tower, the shining, the stand, 511, 33035, shake it off
do what you will with this info. #TaylorSwift
— j (@swiftzys) April 14, 2021
If you’re still exhausted from decoding the Fearless (Taylor’s Version) From The Vault song titles don’t worry – as always we are here to help. We’ve compiled a list of all the best theories (backed up by Swifties spitting straight facts ofc) on why 1989 is the next album that Taylor has re-recorded.
‘Wildest Dreams’ could be the first song released
We know most of y’all reading this are diehard Swifties, so this won’t come as a surprise – but for those of you who don’t know, Taylor has recently teased a snippet of ‘Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)’ in the trailer for the upcoming animated movie Spirit Untamed. The movie is set for release on June 4th, so obviously the song need to drop before then.
Now, this next piece of information is as fresh as it’ll get – ‘Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)’ has recently become available on Shazam. When ‘Love Story (Taylor’s Version)’ was released, it had been added to the platform one day prior…
— Taylor Swift News 💛 (@TSwiftNZ) March 12, 2021
🔊 | ‘Wildest Dreams – #TaylorsVersion’ is now available on @Shazam — #LoveStoryTaylorsVersion was also added to the platform a few days before it was released… https://t.co/dbzf05KbaI pic.twitter.com/fB8jVP16fp
— Taylor Swift News 💛 (@TSwiftNZ) April 20, 2021
It’s going to be announced sooner than you think…
After compiling all of Taylor’s latest Easter eggs, Swifties have speculated that 1989 (Taylor’s Version) will be announced on Thursday May 13 alongside either a new From The Vault track or ‘Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)’. The song will then drop in full on Friday, May 14.
Taylor made several 1989 references, "Shake It Off" . She also said that Stephen Colbert’s social security number was 33035
3+3+0+3+5 = 14
May 14th is a Friday
She also mentioned YNTC, which is Track 14 on Lover.
The first single off #1989TaylorsVersion might come out May 14. pic.twitter.com/cGGCfhrjj7
— Mr. Swiftie (@MisterSwiftie13) April 14, 2021
I’m going to leave this here pic.twitter.com/ZxMjvl2jq6
— Ashley 💛 (@AutumnAffairs) April 14, 2021
THE COLBERT ADDRESS WAS AN EASTER EGG TOO. 513!!! MAY 13! She’s gonna make an announcement!!! pic.twitter.com/HGr64BEQeS
— hannah | peace for evermore (@sippingaugust) April 14, 2021
All the clues leading to it being 1989
The literal mention of ‘Shake It Off’, the New York City reference, the photo of Stephen from 1989… all the signs are there! She also mentioned Dark Visions by Stephen King which was released in, you guessed it… 1989. She really ain’t mucking around.
From a business perspective, many of the singles from 1989, e.g. ‘Shake It Off,’ ‘Blank Space,’ and, of course, ‘Wildest Dreams’ are in huge demand for use in movies, and advertising. So the sooner she can license her own ‘Taylor Versions’ of these songs, the better.
— christina ♡ (@tinalovestay) April 14, 2021
there are so many signs!!
1) A 1989 photograph of Stephen Colbert on the top left
2) Seagull which is on the shirt on 1989 album cover
3) 8 hearts, 9 stars which leads to ‘89 #1989TaylorsVersion 🥳 pic.twitter.com/LNvSRJjGBJ
— andre. (@TS8TR4CK) April 13, 2021
DARK VISIONS BY STEPEN KING (THE COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES TAYLOR MENTIONED) CAME OUT IN 1989 pic.twitter.com/tI2Kr8vt65
— jessica (@enchantedjess13) April 14, 2021
There’s a potential release date
As for the release date of the album, the majority of Swifties are banking on June based on some quick mathematical calculations.
GUYS HEAR ME OUT. 1989 IS COMING ON JUNE 25th. Taylor said: “You were probably about 44 years 179 days old”, this all adds up to 25. June 25th is Friday. But also: 06/25 = 0+6+2+5 = 13 pic.twitter.com/7LFX5qWn2w
— Nick(Taylor’s Version)💛💛 (@taylorpiphany) April 14, 2021
If May 14th rolls around and nothing happens, don’t @ us 😂 we are just as much clowns as the rest of you.
— rin²⁸◟̽◞̽ (@houaylorshome) April 14, 2021