Taylor Swift Releases Six Brand New Songs “From The Vault” On ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’

The project is a re-recorded version of her record-breaking third studio album, Speak Now, first released in 2010.

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Posted on July 8, 2023

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Taylor Swift; Photo Courtesy of Beth Garrabrant

Taylor Swift gave her millions of loyal Swifties a treat when she released six never-before-heard tracks on her new album, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), which dropped at midnight on Friday (July 7).

The project is a re-recorded version of her record-breaking third studio album, Speak Now, first released in 2010.

Six NEW Tracks

Dubbed songs “From the Vault,” highlights from the six new tracks include features from rock band Fall Out Boy and Paramore’s Hayley Williams. As with Swift’s previous 16 original songs, she self-penned all of the new material, including “Electric Touch (feat. Fall Out Boy),” “When Emma Falls in Love,” “Foolish One,” “Crumbling Castles (feat. Hayley Williams),” “Timeless,” and “I Can See You.”

Collectively, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) becomes another hot ticket item fans can get their hands on as the new tunes accompany fan favorite hits such as “Sparks Fly,” “Back To December,” “Mean,” “Mine,” “The Story Of Us,” “Ours,” among others.

Speak Now (Taylor's Version)/Taylor Swift; Photo Courtesy of Beth Garrabrant
Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)/Taylor Swift; Photo Courtesy of Beth Garrabrant

Celebrated The Re-Recorded Project On Social Media

Upon the album’s release, Swift took to social media to celebrate her accomplishment of re-recording and releasing her project on her terms. 

“It’s here, It’s yours, it’s mine, it’s ours,” the 33-year-old singer/songwriter wrote on Instagram, reflecting on the meaning behind her third studio album. “[Speak Now is] an album I wrote alone about the whims, fantasies, heartaches, dramas, and tragedies I lived out as a young woman between 18 and 20.”

“I remember making tracklist after tracklist, obsessing over the right way to tell the story,” she recalled. “I had to be ruthless with my choices, and I left behind some songs I am still unfailingly proud of now. Therefore, you have 6 From The Vault tracks! I recorded this album when I was 32 (and still growing up, now) and the memories it brought back filled me with nostalgia and appreciation. For life, for you, for the fact that I get to reclaim my work. Thank you a million times for the memories that break our fall. 💥🐉🏰 Speak Now (MY VERSION!) is out now.” 

First Announced Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) In May 2023

Swift announced plans to re-record and release her third studio album, Speak Now, during her headlining concert at Nissan Stadium in Nashville in early May.

In celebration of the announcement, the worldwide superstar had the pedestrian bridge, located adjacent to the stadium, lit up in bright purple lights — the same color scheme as the project. After surprising concertgoers with the exciting news, she turned to social media, where she updated followers on when the project would be released.

“It fills me with such pride and joy to announce that my version of Speak Now will be out July 7 (just in time for July 9th, iykyk 😆),” Swift wrote, skipping down two dates to reference the date she sings about in “Last Kiss,” which appears on Speak Now. “I first made Speak Now, completely self-written, between the ages of 18 and 20. The songs that came from this time in my life were marked by their brutal honesty, unfiltered diaristic confessions, and wild wistfulness. I love this album because it tells a tale of growing up, flailing, flying, and crashing… and living to speak about it. With six extra songs I’ve sprung loose from the vault, I absolutely cannot wait to celebrate Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) with you on July 7th.” 

Re-Recording Six Albums

Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) is one of six albums Swift intends to re-record. Swift is currently in the process of re-recording her first six albums, from her 2006 Self-Titled debut to 2017’s Reputation. Her decision to re-record the projects came after Scooter Braun purchased Big Machine Label Group, Swift’s former label. The sale then found Braun taking control of the master recordings of Swift’s first six albums.

In November of 2020, Braun sold the masters of Swift’s albums to Shamrock Holdings, which prompted her to re-record the albums to regain control of the masters. While Shamrock Holdings did want to work with Swift after they purchased her master recordings, she declined to work with them since Ithaca Holdings (Braun’s company) would still earn profits from her music for “many years.”

Taylor Swift; Photo Courtesy of Beth Garrabrant
Taylor Swift; Photo Courtesy of Beth Garrabrant

The release of Taylor Swift’s version of Speak Now marks the halfway point in her progress of re-recording all of her first six albums, dating from 2006’s Self-Titled debut to 2017’s Reputation. Along with Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), Swift has managed to re-release Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version) in 2021. 

Listen to six new Songs “From the Vault” on Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) below


“Electric Touch (feat. Fall Out Boy)” 

“When Emma Falls in Love” 

“Foolish One”

“Crumbling Castles (feat. Williams)” 

“Timeless” 

“I Can See You” 


SPEAK NOW (Taylor’s Version) Track List

1.  Mine (Taylor’s Version)
2.  Sparks Fly (Taylor’s Version)
3.  Back to December (Taylor’s Version) 
4.  Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)
5.  Dear John (Taylor’s Version)
6.  Mean (Taylor’s Version)
7.  The Story of Us (Taylor’s Version)
8.  Never Grow Up (Taylor’s Version)
9.  Enchanted (Taylor’s Version)
10. Better Than Revenge (Taylor’s Version)
11. Innocent (Taylor’s Version)
12. Haunted (Taylor’s Version)
13. Last Kiss (Taylor’s Version)
14. Long Live (Taylor’s Version)
15. Ours (Taylor’s Version)
16. Superman (Taylor’s Version)
17. Electric Touch (Feat. Fall Out Boy) (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
18. When Emma Falls in Love (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
19. I Can See You (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) 
20. Castles Crumbling (Feat. Hayley Williams) (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
21. Foolish One (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
22. Timeless (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)

Speak Now (Taylor's Version)/Taylor Swift; Photo Courtesy of Beth Garrabrant
Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)/Taylor Swift; Photo Courtesy of Beth Garrabrant

Along with the process of getting into the studio to re-record her albums, Swift is in the midst of her massive 2023 stadium tour, the Eras Tour, which launched on March 17 in support of her tenth studio album, Midnights.

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Phoebe Bridgers, Haim, Paramore, Beabadoobee, Gayle, Girl in Red, Gracie Abrams, Muna, and Owenn are featured guests on the trek, which is set to conclude with a two-night run at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif., on August 4-5.

Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour marks her first trek since her history-making Reputation Stadium Tour in 2018, an outing that grossed $266.1 million and sold 2,068,399 tickets, according to Billboard Boxscore. The Reputation Stadium Tour ran from May 8th, 2018 through October 6th, 2018.

Taylor Swift; Photo Courtesy of Terence Rushin/Getty Images for TS
Taylor Swift; Photo Courtesy of Terence Rushin/Getty Images for TS

The Eras Tour comes after the release of Swift’s tenth studio album, Midnights, which arrived on October 21, 2022, via Republic Records. Midnights features 13 tracks, including her current single “Anti-Hero” as well as fan-favorite hits such as “Bejeweled,” “Lavender Haze,” “Vigilante Shit,” and more.

“Midnights, the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life, will be out October 21. Meet me at Midnight,” Swift previously shared of the album. “This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams. The floors we pace and the demons we face. For all of us who have tossed and turned and decided to keep the lanterns lit and go searching – hoping that just maybe when the clock strikes twelve … we’ll meet ourselves.”

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Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Music Mayhem, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.

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