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Taylor Swift hinted at Red (Taylor’s Version) and we never noticed it!

Taylor Swift hinted at Red (Taylor’s Version) and we never noticed it!

Taylor Swift bombarded Swifties from around the world with her news! The pop icon announced that Red (Taylor’s Version) will be released this November 19. Fans have long speculated that 1989 will be her next re-recording. That’s why most of the Swifties were caught off-guard when she announced that it is Red.

However, according to Billboard, the pop legend has hinted about it all along. So, here are four clues that Taylor Swift actually practically told us about Red.

Photo by: Beth Garrabrant (Instagram @bethgarrabrant), as tagged by Taylor Swift on the platform

In a springtime interview with Stephen Colbert, the incredible songwriter seemingly sprinkled several 1989 Easter eggs. Another diversion is when she released summer merch with a somewhat 1989 aesthetic. As we know now, it was Red (Taylor’s Version) that was ultimately announced on Friday, June 18.

The singer said,

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) will be out November 19.

’nuff said, here are the hints that she left pertaining to the release of Red (Taylor’s Version).


Four Red Hearts on a Tweet

On June 6, Miss swift shared some telltale emojis hinting at Red, posing as a tweet about her love for her fans. This is a reaction to Evermore‘s return to No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

She ended it with a note—four red hearts. It probably seems of minor importance to most people, but it might be the most obvious signal Swift gave to fans. Red is her fourth studio album.

A Casual Use of a Red Lyric

Also, we have another hint when she was promoting the Evermore vinyl release earlier in June. Taylor just so happened to reference the “like, ever” lyric from We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.

You guys went and did the nicest thing this week and broke the record for biggest vinyl sales week.. like ever?

Her Red-Era Look at the Brits

Remember the pop icon’s glam look at the 2021 Brit Awards in May? It was all long hair, bangs, and red lips straight out of 2012. Another is that the snapshots she shared with fans had a feeling and filter reminiscent of that from her original Red album art.

She Sent Olivia Rodrigo a Red Ring

How lucky is Olivia, really? Back in March, Miss Swift generously mailed a gift to the rising pop star, her daughter. What was in that package might have been one of the earliest indications that Red was on her mind. Rodrigo shared with SiriusXM Hits,

Like 12 hours ago, I got a package from her with this like a handwritten note. And she gave me this ring because she said she wore one just like it when she wrote Red and she wanted me to have one like it.

Fun fact? Taylor wore a Love ring for her original Red album. For Red (Taylor’s Version), a custom version of that same ring design is prominently shown on the album cover art. It featured the word, “Red” instead.

Olivia Rodrigo Taylor Swift Ring

Literally Winking at Swifties in This Clip

As the incredible songwriter said in her announcement of Red (Taylor’s Version),

Musically and lyrically, Red resembled a heartbroken person.

A person could say that long story short, it was a bad time; the wrong guy; she survived. As Swifties realized later, there was a clue in a short Spotify video accompanying Evermore‘s Long Story Short.

The musical genius was actually wearing the same coat and cap that became her cover look for Red (Taylor’s Version). And in that clip, Swift winks.

I just can’t believe that Taylor Swift doesn’t just have a sweet beautiful voice and a brilliant mind when it comes to storytelling. She also is a genius when it comes to dropping subtle clues in everything she does. This usually results in Swifties losing their minds even in the slightest statements that she puts out.

What an icon.

And to all the haters, stay pressed.

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