When does Reputation (Taylor's Version) come out? Here's what Taylor Swift has teased so far

15 March 2024, 11:33

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By Sam Prance

Everything you need to know about Taylor Swift's Reputation (Taylor's Version) including the release date, easter eggs, vault tracks, news and more.

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1, 2, 3, let's go bitch! Taylor Swift fans think that Taylor will announce Reputation (Taylor's Version) imminently but with a new album called The Tortured Poets Department now on the way, what is actually going on?

Ever since Taylor Swift revealed that she would be rerecording her first six albums to reclaim ownership of her masters, fans have been eager to find out when she will release Reputation (Taylor's Version). As the most recent of the six albums, Taylor legally had to wait until November 2022 before she could record Reputation TV but now she is free to put it out.

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Over the course of the past few months, Taylor has teased exclusive snippets of 'Delicate (Taylor's Version)' and 'Look What You Made Me Do (Taylor's Version)'. Fans thought that Taylor was going to announce the album at one of the final dates of her the South American leg of her Eras Tour and at the Grammys but instead she announced a new album.

So when is Reputation (Taylor's Version) coming out? Here's everything we know so far about the rerecording including the release date, tracklist, vault tracks, collaborations and more.

When is Reputation (Taylor's Version) coming out?

Taylor Swift Reputation (Taylor's Version): Release date, easter eggs, vault tracks and news
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When is Taylor releasing Reputation (Taylor's Version)?

With Fearless (Taylor's Version), Red (Taylor's Version), Speak Now (Taylor's Version) and 1989 (Taylor's Version) all out, Taylor has just two albums left to drop. Swifties are in agreement that Reputation (Taylor's Version) will be coming next. Initially, fans thought she might announce it in February 2024, during one of her Eras Tour shows in Japan or Australia.

Thanks to an easter egg from the 'Bejeweled' music video, Swifties believed that Rep (TV) would be announced in February because the black nail is next to the 2 on the clock. (The blue nail, representing 1989, is next to the 8. She announced the album in August 2023.)

However... that did not happen. The Tortured Poets Department happened... but the Rep TV easter eggs have continued.

With a new album out in April, however, it's unlikely that Rep (TV) will be released in the first half of 2024.

While Taylor has announced both Speak Now (TV) and 1989 (TV) live on stage at the Eras Tour, fans are convinced she's going to announce Rep (TV) a little differently. Instead of a huge reveal on tour, fans have theorised that Taylor could just randomly announce Rep (TV) like she did back in 2017, citing the iconic line: "There will be no more explanation, there will just be reputation."

The surprise songs she plays during her future Eras Tour shows could also definitely give some major hints.

If Taylor decides to announce it during an Eras Tour show, fans have noted that she has one final song from the original Reputation album left to perform as a surprise song. So, if you suddenly hear the opening notes to 'I Did Something Bad', you know what's about to come next...

As of February 2024, there's no confirmed release date for Reputation (TV). The latest theory suggests she could announce it during her final show in London in August 2024.

Will Taylor Swift announce Reputation (Taylor's Version) in London?

With The Tourtured Poets Department being released in April 2024, Taylor will likely leave a large gap before dropping another recording. The gap between the release of Midnights and Speak Now (TV) was 8 months. The gap between Speak Now (TV) and 1989 TV was 3 and a half months.

Taylor's final night in London will happen on August 20th, which is four months after the release of TTPD. It's entirely possible that she could announce the re-recording during the show, with the release following a few months later, just in time for her to return to the tour for her final leg in October 2024.

The biggest clue of all that she might announce the album in London? On Reputation, Taylor sings in detail about her then-budding romance with now-ex Joe Alwyn, who is from London...

Has Taylor Swift teased any Reputation (Taylor's Version) snippets?

On August 4th, Taylor debuted an official snippet of 'Delicate (Taylor's Version)' in The Summer I Turned Pretty season 2 episode 6. It's on Prime Video and you can fast forward to 11:56 to hear it in all its glory.

On August 23rd, Taylor also debuted an exclusive snippet of 'Look What You Made Me Do (Taylor's Version)' in the first teaser trailer for Prime Video's new drama Wilderness.

Another snipped of 'Look What You Made Me Do (Taylor's Version)' was released in March 2024 in a trailer for 'The Dynasty: New England Patriots'.

Are there Reputation (Taylor's Version) easter eggs?

Some fans think that Taylor started teasing Reputation (Taylor's Version) easter eggs in 2022.

First there was the diamond dress at the 2022 MTV VMAs. Fans compared it to Taylor's 'Look What You Made Me Do' bathtub scene. Fans also think that Taylor teased Reputation (Taylor's Version) at the 2023 MTV VMAs. She wore another Reputation inspired outfit and made a snake motion with her hands while collecting one of her awards.

Ahead of the Eras Tour film premiere Taylor also tweeted some Reputation easter eggs. She wrote, "Look what you genuinely made me do" and "Getting in the car now…" Very interesting.

Taylor has also been alternating between blue and black outfits... While some fans were sure that meant there was a another version of 1989 (Taylor's Version) on the way, she could also be confirming that Rep (TV) will follow 1989 (TV).

On top of that, Swifties also spotted an easter egg hidden within the 'Taylor's Version' font on her website. It featured the 'S' in the shape of a snake, next to 'IO N'. 10th November? The original release date? Interesting.

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What are the Reputation (Taylor's Version) vault tracks?

At just 15 songs long and the only Taylor Swift album without a deluxe edition or any bonus tracks, it's possible Reputation (Taylor's Version) will have many surprises from the vault in store for us. However, just like the past Taylor's Version albums, Taylor is keeping all vault track details for Reputation close to her chest for now.

After Taylor originally released Reputation, a theory went viral that Taylor had scrapped an entire album called Karma so there's a chance that some Karma tracks will appear on Reputation (TV)... if the theory is true, of course. However, it's possible that those rumoured songs don't fit in with the vibe of Reputation.

Taylor wrote most of Reputation with Max Martin, Shellback and Jack Anotnoff so it's possible that most of the vault tracks will have been co-written with them. However, given that Max Martin has not been involved with Taylor's rerecords, it's possible that he won't feature on the vault tracks.

Fans have been theorising and hoping that 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' featuring Zayn would be part of the vault, as well as her own version of 'This Is What You Came For'. We'll have to wait and see if they make the cut.

READ MORE: Reputation (Taylor's Version) vault tracks: Song titles, theories and collaboration predictions

What collabs will be on Reputation (Taylor's Version)?

The original version of Reputation contains one collaboration: 'End Game', which features Ed Sheeran and Future. With the album being an electro-pop record with elements of trap, EDM and hip-hop, the collab possibilities are endless.

Taylor is yet to drop any hints on who else will be on Reputation (Taylor's Version), and even the fans are stumped as to who could possibly be featured on it, but we'll let you know when we know more.

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