New Music Friday: Taylor Swift Releases “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version),” Ultimately ‘Telling a Tale of Growing Up, Flailing, Flying and Crashing”

Long Live” the one and only, Taylor Swift!

As a part of this week’s New Music Friday, the GRAMMY Award-winning artist released her third re-recorded album, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), serving as a follow-up to Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version), which both dropped in 2021.

After TONS of subtle teasers, Taylor Swift officially announced that Speak Now was the next chapter of her six-album endeavor during her first of three Eras Tour shows in Nashville, Tennessee, ultimately sharing its release date on the screen behind her.

The superstar then took to Instagram on May 5th to share the exciting news with the rest of the world, revealing to her 267 million followers, “It fills me with such pride and joy to announce that my version of Speak Now will be out July 7 (just in time for July 9th, iykyk 😆)”

“I first made Speak Now, completely self-written, between the ages of 18 and 20. The songs that came from this time in my life were marked by their brutal honesty, unfiltered diaristic confessions and wild wistfulness. I love this album because it tells a tale of growing up, flailing, flying and crashing … and living to speak about it. With six extra songs I’ve sprung loose from the vault, I absolutely cannot wait to celebrate Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) with you on July 7th. Pre-order now at 💜💜💜,” the post continued.


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Fast forward to today (July 7th) and the legendary singer-songwriter took to Instagram AGAIN to express her excitement for this new album: “It’s here. It’s yours, it’s mine, it’s ours. It’s an album I wrote alone about the whims, fantasies, heartaches, dramas and tragedies I lived out as a young woman between 18 and 20. I remember making tracklist after tracklist, obsessing over the right way to tell the story.”

The post continued, “I had to be ruthless with my choices, and I left behind some songs I am still unfailingly proud of now. Therefore, you have six From The Vault tracks! I recorded this album when I was 32 (and still growing up, now) and the memories it brought back filled me with nostalgia and appreciation. For life, for you, for the fact that I get to reclaim my work. Thank you a million times, for the memories that break our fall. 💥🐉🏰 Speak Now (MY VERSION!) is out now.”

While the album consists of ALL of its original tracks, from both the original and deluxe versions of Speak Now, “Electric Touch” featuring Fall Out Boy, “When Emma Falls In Love,” “I Can See You,” “Castles Crumbling” featuring Hayley Williams, “Foolish One” and “Timeless” are sure to be chart-topping hits in no time.

While we count down the days until Taylor Swift (Taylor’s Version), 1989 (Taylor’s Version) and Reputation (Taylor’s Version) are finally released, it is clear that we are going to have this long-awaited re-recorded album on repeat until further notice…

With Taylor Swift’s legendary release aside, more of our favorite artists put out new music that we seriously can’t get enough of, including Dominic Fike, Rauw Alejandro, Lil Baby, NewJeans, Flo Milli, Anne-Marie, LANY, AJR and more.

TOMORROW X TOGETHER and the Jonas Brothers even came together for the ultimate New Music Friday release! After teasing their highly-anticipated collaboration for weeks, “Do It Like That” is finally available to stream on all platforms, and it is sure to be the song of the summer.

After listening to ALL of this week’s phenomenal releases, we managed to create a list of our absolute favorites…

Keep scrolling to our picks, and be sure to let us know which track you like the best by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post, or by sending us a tweet at @celebsecrets.

Taylor Swift feat. Hayley Williams – “Castles Crumbling (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)”

TOMORROW X TOGETHER & Jonas Brothers – “Do It Like That”

Dominic Fike feat. Weezer – “Think Fast”

Rauw Alejandro & Miguel Bosé – “SI TE PEGAS”

Lil Baby – “Merch Madness”

NewJeans – “Super Shy”

Flo Milli – “Flo The Whistle”

Anne-Marie – “TRAINWRECK”

Ashley Cooke – “enough to leave”

LANY – “Alonica”

AJR – “God is Really Real”

Nicky Jam, Maluma & The Chainsmokers – “Celular”

Ashley McBryde – “Made For This”

PARTYNEXTDOOR – “R e s e n t m e n t”

GROUPLOVE – “Cheese”


Peter McPoland – “Ceiling Fan/Piggy”

Lauren Alaina – “Just Wanna Know That You Love Me”

Saint Luna – “Revolver”

Daniel Ellsworth – “Flower Underground”

Hayden James & Bob Moses – “Do You Want Me”

Gabriels – “Great Wind”

tana – “KNOYA”

MEDUZA feat. Sam Tompkins & Em Beihold – “Phone”

Steve Aoki & Quintino – “Motor”

Mau Y Ricky & Jay Wheeler – “No es Normal”


Tyla Yahweh – “SUMMER VIBES”

JVKE & SB19 – “Golden Hour” Remix

Elyanna – “Mama Eh”


  • Melanie Rooten

    Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to work for Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country as an intern in May of 2022, she has also contributed to Holler, Music Mayhem, Country Now, Country Chord, We Got This Covered and Decider throughout her career thus far. When she is not working, Melanie enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, binging her favorite television shows, spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners (of course).

Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to work for Celeb Secrets…

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