Her straight hair with full-on bangs and bedazzled two-piece outfit might be signaling which one of her past albums she’s re-recording next, as far as Swifties are concerned. But there are two plausible options: her fourth album, Red, from 2012, or her fifth album, 1989, from 2014.
The hair? Totally her Red era. Just look at the album artwork (even the filter matches). But the sparkly crop top (and nail color) seems to nod to her 1989 World Tour outfits. The Swifties previously couldn’t shake off the theory that she might be re-recording 1989 next following her appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in April, but now, Red seems to be a strong contender.
Swift released her first of six re-recorded albums, Fearless (Taylor’s Version), on April 9, and it debuted at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, just as her original blockbuster album Fearless did back in 2008. Billboard has been measuring the performance of this unprecedented chart feat — the first re-recorded version of another album to reach the peak of the Billboard 200 chart — in terms of weekly listenership. Fans can check out how the re-recorded Fearless performed in its fourth week on the Billboard 200 here.
But when Fearless (Taylor’s Version) debuted at No. 1 on the tally a month ago, the pop star let her fans know where she was celebrating — in the studio recording the next LP. “Been in the studio all day recording the next one – it’s really so amazing what you all have done here,” Swift wrote as she retweeted and reacted to Billboard‘s announcement that her re-recording of Fearless shot straight to the top of the chart.
See the Swifties’ theories and reactions to what might be her next re-recorded album below.
taylor really said today ''have fun figuring this out!'' pic.twitter.com/DNz2O1DrXo
— ces🌙 (@swifolkfolk) May 11, 2021
my head=EMPTY pic.twitter.com/86bEhOjDcz
— Taylor Throwbacks🧣 (@ThrowbackTaylor) May 11, 2021
if taylor wears a crop top to the brits, she won’t even need to announce 1989 (taylor’s version), that’ll be all the confirmation i need.
— katie (taylor’s version) ❄️ (@corneliastkatie) May 11, 2021
Taylor Swift attending the #BRITs with ‘Red’ hair and a ‘1989’ outfit…
She chose violence (again) today. pic.twitter.com/69Lv5CIXIb
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) May 11, 2021
taylor swift sporting a red era hair with her red era filter but wearing a crop top straight from 1989 era is giving me existential crisis pic.twitter.com/Uvj1cN7EUb
— — angel🧣| ‘peace stan’ (@cowboylikepeace) May 12, 2021
Taylor Swift with Red era hair and make up and filter wearing 1989 era outfit . Yea, I am fine. pic.twitter.com/6ceoOLvmrm
— Amirtha (@Amirtha117) May 12, 2021
Taylor Swift is wearing a Miu Miu top and skirt. She wore this Prada subsidiary a lot during the 1989 era. pic.twitter.com/fIupdPGS9i
— Ryan (@RyanSchocket) May 11, 2021
— (alyson’s version) (@thisisalyson) May 12, 2021
just when i think “my love for Taylor Swift has calmed down a bit this week” THEN SHE GOES AND WINS A GLOBAL ICON AWARD AND HAS RED HAIR BUT 1989 OUTFIT AND IM RIGHT BACK IN IT pic.twitter.com/76ID4zD6EO
— Frankie (@_FrancescaBanks) May 11, 2021