When Does Taylor Swift's Next Album Come Out? Here's Everything You Need to Know
There’s no doubt about it: Taylor Swift’s last album, Red, was a huge success. The album itself sold over 1.2 million copies in its first week, giving Swift the second-highest debut by a female artist on the Billboard 200 album chart. Red’s lead single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” sold a massive 623,000 copies in its first week, setting the record for the largest one-week digital sales for a female artist ever. “Together” also earned Swift her first number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. You can still hear Red’s second single, “I Knew You Were Trouble,” on the radio today, and Swift just finished up her massively successful Red Tour in Singapore on June 12. However, despite its impressive lasting success, it’s hard to ignore the fact that it’s been almost a year and eight months since Red was released. Swift’s fans are starting to get restless. Everybody wants to know: When will Swift release her next album?
While there hasn’t been any official confirmation of a release date just yet, I have a pretty good guess. In fact, I think we can expect to hear new music from Swift very soon. Let’s talk about what we know so far...
Initially, we know that Swift began working on Red ’s follow-up around July 2013 — just nine months after Red’s release. That means that she’s been crafting this new album for almost a year. That’s not a very long time, but now that Swift is done with the Red Tour, she should be able to focus more on her new music.
Further, in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Scott Borchetta, the founder of Big Machine Records (pictured with Swift above), revealed that Swift worked with Swedish hit maker Max Martin on “most of” her new album. If you think about it, Borchetta wouldn’t really be able to make that kind of statement if the album wasn’t at least close to being done. Of course, there may be some finishing touches that still need to be made, but I’m guessing that Swift’s next album is nearly complete.
Finally, since the release of Swift’s self-titled debut in 2006, she has consistently put roughly a 2-year gap between each of her albums. We’re coming up on Red’s two-year anniversary (it was released on October 22, 2012) — it shouldn’t be too much longer now! Additionally, all of Swift’s previous albums were released in either October or November, with most of the lead singles coming in either August or September.
So, given all of this information, I expect Swift’s next album to arrive in late October or early November, with the lead single premiering in either August or September. If I’m right, that’s not a bad wait at all! Obviously, we’ll keep you posted as more details about Swift’s new music become available. Stay tuned...