“Got some news that I think you’re gonna like — My version of Red will be out a week earlier than scheduled (including the four disc vinyl) on November 12!” she wrote on Twitter. “Can’t wait to celebrate the 13th with you and our new/old autumn heartbreak album.”
It was originally set to drop on November 19, 2021. So did she switch things around for the “Hello” songstress? Well, until Adele announces something herself, it’s all speculation for now, but many fans are convinced that’s the reason.
“Taylor is moving Red (Taylor’s Version) ’cause Adele is gonna drop the 19th! That means Taylor and Adele must have talked so that Adele could tell Taylor her release date and Taylor could move it. Taydele is alive and well! Both my queens going number one a week apart!” one twitter user wrote, with another adding, “Taylor Swift announced Adele’s comeback before Adele herself.”
Are Taylor Swift And Adele Friends?
Back in early 2021, reports emerged that claimed Adele and Swift were teaming up for a new song together. At the time, the Society of European Stage Authors and Composers claimed that a track called “Broken Hearts” was registered which listed them both as the writers. Wow, how amazing would that be?! However, a source told E! Newsthat “there was no truth” to the rumors.
What Do We Know About Adele’s Upcoming Album?
Adele’s last album, 25, came out in 2015, and since then, fans have been patiently waiting for her to release more music. That’s why when news hit the web that she was working on her next LP in June 2021, everyone started to freak out.
“Adele has been very busy focusing on herself this last year. [She] has spent months in the studio recording her new album,” an insider told E! at the time. “The album is going to be released very soon, and she is excited for the world to hear it.”
As for what the songs will be about, the source revealed that she has drawn inspiration from her split from ex-husband Simon Konecki. They added, “We’re going to hear about her divorce and what she’s been going through.”
In January 2021, Adele’s friend Alan Carr said that he had heard some of the songs and that they’re “so amazing.”
“I’ve actually heard some tracks on it. Oh my God, it’s amazing — so amazing,” he explained. “That voice is like an old friend, because there are some people in the charts who sound a bit like Adele and then when you hear Adele’s voice, you go, ‘Oh, no, there’s only one.'”
What Can We Expect From ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)?’
According to Swift herself, the new version of Red — which was mostly inspired by her split from Jake Gyllenhaal — will have 30 songs in total. That means we’ll be getting nine new songs that she wrote while making Red but originally left off the album, and get this — one of them is a 10-minutes version of “All Too Well.”
“I’ve always said that the world is a different place for the heartbroken. It moves on a different axis, at a different speed. Time skips backwards and forwards fleetingly. The heartbroken might go through thousands of micro-emotions a day trying to figure out how to get through it without picking up the phone to hear that old familiar voice. In the land of the heartbreak, moments of strength, independence and devil-may-care rebellion are intricately woven together with grief, paralyzing vulnerability and hopelessness. Imagining your future might always take you on a detour back to the past. And this is all to say, that the next album I’ll be releasing is my version of Red,” Swift announced on Twitter. “Musically and lyrically, Red resembled a heartbroken person. It was all over the place, a fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end. Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, wild and tortured by memories past. Like trying on pieces of a new life, I went into the studio and experimented with different sounds and collaborators. And I’m not sure if it was pouring my thoughts into this album, hearing thousands of your voices sing the lyrics back to me in passionate solidarity, or if it was simply time, but something was healed along the way. Sometimes you need to talk it over (over and over and over) for it to ever really be… over. Like your friend who calls you in the middle of the night going on and on about their ex, I just couldn’t stop writing. This will be the first time you hear all 30 songs that were meant to go on Red. And hey, one of them is even 10 minutes long.”
The new tracks are called “Better Man,” “Nothing New Ft. Phoebe Bridgers,” “Babe,” “Message in a Bottle,” “I Bet You Think About Me Ft. Chris Stapleton,” “Forever Winter,” “Run Ft. Ed Sheeran” and “The Very First Night.”
Why Is Taylor Swift Re-Recording Her Old Music?
For those who missed it, the blonde beauty has been embroiled in a feud with Scooter Braun for years now. It all started when news hit the web that the music mogul (who manages Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande and more) had purchased her old record label, Big Machine Records, in June 2019 — which meant he now owned the rights to her old songs — and she was not happy about it. The pop star took to Tumblr at the time, where she posted a lengthy note and claimed that Braun and his clients had bullied her in the past. She also said that she was completely blindsided by the news that he had bought the rights to her old songs. Then, a few months later, Swift sent the entire world into a frenzy when she revealed that she had plans to re-record all of her old masters.
“This is my only way of regaining the sense of pride I once had when hearing songs from my first six albums and also allowing my fans to listen to those albums without feelings of guilt for benefiting Scooter,” she explained at the time.
Then, she released her first re-recorded album — Fearless (Taylor’s Version) — on April 9, 2021.