Taylor Swift hints at what we can expect from ‘Reputation (Taylor’s Version)’

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There is no doubt that 2023 has been the year of Taylor Swift. After offering 66 dates of his tour, The Eras Tour, throughout the United States, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, launch to market Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), 1989 (Taylor’s Version)and for the first time become the most listened to artist globally on Spotify, The singer can now add being named Times Magazine’s Person of the Year to her list of successes.

The result of this recognition it has been a extensive interview with which Taylor Swift seems to put the finishing touch to this magical 2023 less than a week after turning 34, where he has spoken at length about his evolution and professional career over the years, spanning from her beginnings to the odyssey of re-recording her first six albums to be the absolute owner of her music. An adventure about which he has commented that she feels (right now, and after 4 of 6 jobs in the market) like the protagonist of a movie: “I’m collecting horcruxes, I’m collecting the Infinity Stones. I have Gandalf’s voice in my head (“My treasure”) every time he releases a new one. For me, it’s already a movie“.

And, in his words, two of the most traumatic events of her career are those that have made her where she is right now.. The first, all the public ridicule that arose as a result of his confrontation with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian as a result of a manipulated phone call. The second, the fight to own her master’s degree after her catalog was sold to Scouter Braun.

That sank me psychologically to a place I had never been. I moved to a foreign country. I didn’t leave my rental house for a year. I was afraid to take a phone call. I kicked most people out of my life because I couldn’t trust anyone again. “I fell very, very low,” the singer says about her confrontation with the rapper.

The result of all this was reflected in his next work, Reputation, where Taylor would reemerge like a phoenix, taking over the insults that previously flooded the comments on her social media posts. Now, It is one of his most anticipated re-recordings for next year, of which he has already given some clues about its context and about the bonus tracks that we can find: “It’s a goth-punk moment of female rage after being attacked by an entire social structure. I think a lot of people watch it and just think of cool snakes and strobe lights. Pbut the next vault tracks for Reputation (Taylor’s Version) will be ‘fire’“.

In the absence of a release date, all theories point to 2024 as the year in which this album will finally be in our hands.


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