Taylor Swift’s highly-anticipated fourth studio album will be released worldwide on October 22nd, Taylor herself announced this evening during a live YouTube web chat with her fans.
Entitled Red, the album will be released on Big Machine Records and contains 16 tracks. After writing her last album (Speak Now) entirely by herself, for this record Taylor collaborated with several artists, producers, and songwriters she had always wanted to work with.
“For the last two years, I've been working on an album called Red,” Taylor says. “I called it Red because of the tumultuous, crazy adventures in love and loss that it chronicles. In my mind, when you experience love that's fast paced and out of control and mixes infatuation, jealousy, frustration, miscommunication, and all of those lovely emotions…in retrospect, it all looks red.”
The first single from Red, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” (written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback) has already arrived at radio and will be available today at iTunes and Google Play, and beginning tomorrow worldwide at all digital retail outlets.
Album pre-sale dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
Taylor's brand new video for "STYLE" debuted this morning on Good Morning America. Watch the full video here and get 1989 on iTunes .
Taylor talks summertime styles in this month's issue!
The Shorty Awards nominations have been announced, and Taylor picked up a nod in the "Singer" category!
An awards show that celebrates the best of social media, The Shorty Awards will be held on April 20.
For more information, check out the show's official site.