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Swifties get ready to “Shake It Off” Oct. 27

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Taylor Swift poses for her album cover for her newest rerecorded album, “1989 (Taylor’s Version).” Fans are able to pre-order the new album on taylorswift.com.

On Aug. 9, Taylor Swift’s last show of her Eras Tour in North America, she announced to her fans that she had recorded another one of her albums. The album, “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” will be released on Oct. 27 which is the ninth anniversary of her album, “1989.” After a rival in the music industry bought her first six albums, Swift decided that she would stick to “The Man” and re-record her original six albums. Through the re-records, Swift has improved the quality of the audio as well as released songs that were cut from the original album. Swift has also profited greatly from the re-records while simultaneously diminishing the value of the original albums that she does not own.

Special to each show are two surprise songs that Swift chose to play during the acoustic part. On the Aug. 9 show in SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California, before Swift played “New Romantics” she announced the news to the crowd.

“And I think instead of just telling you about it, I think I’ll just show you,” Swift said, pointing behind her at the big screen showing off the new album cover.

“1989” would be Swift’s fourth re-recorded album following “Red”, “Fearless” and “Speak Now”, which dropped this past July. Swifties have been ecstatic about the rerecordings due to the controversy with Swift’s last partnership with Big Machine Records when she signed with them in 2005 at age 15.

Tradition to each re-recorded album drop are additional songs which Swift calls “vault tracks.” “Vault tracks” consist of songs Swift had written during the original phase of the album but never released as a single or added to the album itself. To hint at the “1989” vault song titles, Swift posted a video on Instagram with a series of letters and punctuation marks. All over social media platforms fans attempted to decipher what they would be.

“I am excited to hear her “Slut” song because it was so off-brand for her in that era and we can finally hear her thoughts in that time. I want hear her changes to the older songs and the maturity in her singing in comparison to her original album,”

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