BREAKING: Taylor Swift announces Reputation (Taylor's Version) and Taylor Swift (Taylor's Version) in surprise double album drop

We thought we'd have to wait until April 19 for Taylor to release more music a la The Tortured Poets Department—but it looks like the old Taylor *can* come to the phone right now. 

That's right, Taylor Swift announced late last night on Travis Kelce's Insta Story (talk about couple goals!) that reputation (Taylor's Version) is dropping Friday, April 5—just two weeks ahead of her eleventh studio album.

"Re-recording reputation was a delicate process, but I know that my fans deserve to have nice things," a smiley Taylor shared over Travis' IG Story. "Only one question remains: Are you ready for it?"

Taylor also dropped the song titles of six (!!!!) never-before-heard reputation (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault) tracks on her personal Instagram, complete with two collabs with a couple of Taylor's BFFs—both old and new. 

16. Just After (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault) 
17. Tattletale (ft. Selena Gomez) (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault) 
18. Witching Hour (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault) 
19. she works in silence (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault) 
20. Snakes and Stones (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault) 
21. reputation (ft. Sabrina Carpenter) (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault) 

Yes, we're finally getting a Taylena collab! Selena even reposted the tracklist on her own Insta Story, with a cheeky reference to the album's hit first single. "Look what you made us do! 😉" Selena wrote. This duet was a long time coming, fs. 

And it turns out Taylor isn't just taking back her reputation—she's taking back her name, too. 

"But that's not all, you guys," Taylor continued on Travis' account. "Taylor Swift (my version) will be released this Friday as well. I know the two albums don't really seem related at first glance, but these eras are actually pretty similar, I think. Both versions of myself were just trying to find a place in this world—were there a few teardrops on the guitar? Absolutely. But they were worth every second." 

Taylor also released the tracklist for her debut re-release, featuring seven tracks and some stellar OG country artist collabs. 

15. I Heart ? (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault)
16. I'd Lie (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault)
17. Welcome Distraction (ft. Tim McGraw) (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault)
18. Permanent Marker (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault)
19. Nashville (ft. Dolly Parton) (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault)
20. Just South of Knowing Why (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault)
21. Crazier (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault)

Reputation (Taylor's Version) and Taylor Swift (Taylor's Version) are the final re-recorded albums in Taylor's OG discography, a feat to earn back the rights to her music completed just three years after Fearless (Taylor's Version) was first released—and we've been anything but perfectly fine (get it?) since. 

Want to release your inner rep and/or debut era before April 5? Rock your darkest red lip and log off of social media for the week to channel that inner reputation Taylor, or throw on some cowgirl boots and start writing in your cutest journal to match that country Tay energy. Bonus points if you throw a listening party/album celebration/Taylor Swift night. You can call it what you want ;)

P.S. April Fools! Hate to break it to you, but Taylor hasn't actually announced reputation (Taylor's Version) or Taylor Swift (Taylor's Version) just yet (sigh). But don't blame me—the love (for Taylor Swift) made us crazy. We promise to keep you updated on all things reputation (TV) in the future!

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by GL | 4/1/2024