Taylor Swift, the renowned singer and songwriter, has recently announced the next album in her “Taylor’s Version” series of re-recorded albums. In a surprise reveal to fans in her hometown of Nashville, Swift let them be the first to know that “Speak Now” will be the upcoming album.

During the announcement, Swift took a unique approach and decided to let her fans experience the excitement themselves. She asked them to direct their attention to the big screens, where the album cover and release date were displayed, and proceeded to surprise fans by performing “Sparks Fly,” a track from the album. The fans were thrilled, and their excitement was palpable as the city turned on purple lights on the nearby bridge over the Cumberland River to celebrate the announcement.

For those eager to hear the album, Swift has provided ample time to pre-order the violet vinyl, which will be released in all formats on July 7. Swift expressed her pride and joy in announcing the album on her social media accounts just minutes after the reveal. She used the acronym “iykyk” (meaning “if you know, you know”) in her post, referring to a specific mention of July 9th in the lyrics of “Last Kiss.” This is believed to be a date in 2008 when she went to Texas to visit her then-boyfriend Joe Jonas.

Overall, Swift’s announcement has left her fans ecstatic, eagerly anticipating the release of the “Speak Now” album. With Swift’s signature style and the nostalgia of re-recording her old albums, this upcoming release is sure to be a hit.