Taylor Swift has cryptically teased collaborations with Phoebe Bridgers, Chris Stapleton and Ed Sheeran on ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’.
The 31-year-old Grammy-winner is set to release the re-recorded version of her 2012 LP on November 19, and she took to social media this week to share a video of a red vault packed with teasers for her fans.
Swifties quickly got to work figuring out the puzzle, including a series of scrambled words flying out the box.
Taylor also confirmed that the rumoured 10-minute version of ‘All Too Well’ is on the way.
The ‘Shake It Off’ hitmaker captioned the clip: “Presses post…cackles maniacally…Level: casually cruel in the name of being honest.”
Ed already features on the ‘Red’ song ‘Everything Has Changed’.
Taylor had revealed the new ‘Red’ will contain a whopping 30 tracks.
She said: “Sometimes you need to talk it over (over and over and over) for it to ever really be…. Over. Like your friend who calls you in the middle of the night going on and on about their ex, I just couldn’t stop writing.
“This will be the first time you hear all 30 songs that were meant to go on Red. And hey, one of them is even ten minutes long.”
‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ is set to follow April’s ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’, the new recording of her 2008 album.
Taylor decided to re-record her early albums after Scooter Braun purchased her former record label, Big Machine Label Group, for $300 million, and with it acquired the rights to her back catalogue.
Scooter’s Ithaca Holdings then sold the catalogue to Shamrock Holdings.
After the purchase, Taylor claimed she was never offered the chance to buy her own master recordings.
On her plans to re-record her records, she said: “It’s going to be fun, because it’ll feel like regaining a freedom and taking back what’s mine.
“When I created [these songs], I didn’t know what they would grow up to be. Going back in and knowing that it meant something to people is actually a really beautiful way to celebrate what the fans have done for my mu.”
‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ did not disappoint, with six new tracks and duets with Keith Urban and Maren Morris.