Team Taylor Swift just debunked THOSE rumours...
Taylor Swift is on a break. At least, as much of a break as an international mega pop star like T-Swift can possibly take. Her latest, massively successful album 1989 dropped back in 2014 – can you BELIEVE her latest original music was released nearly two years ago?! And the associated star-studded 1989 World Tour wrapped this past December after an over seven-months-long run. Many fans are anxiously awaiting news of a new album from the singer-songwriter.
Unfortunately, there’s some bad news: There’s no new Taylor Swift album coming in October of this year.
Scott Borchetta, the president and CEO of Big Machine Records (to which Swift has been signed since she was a young teen back in Tennessee), took to Twitter on Tuesday to debunk the rumour circulating that an album – the singer’s sixth – would be releasing in October. He responded to a since-deleted tweet from a T-Swift fan, pointing out that an Instagram account had been spreading the rumour about an October release date and asking for clarification, with a simple and resounding all-caps, ‘NOPE.’
Sigh. Oh, well. So much for that dream.
Fans were willing to believe the rumour for a very good reason – historically, each of Swift’s albums has released at around the same time of the year, every other year. Her self-titled debut album was released on October 24, 2006; her second, Fearless, on November 11, 2008; Speak Now on October 25, 2010; Red on October 22, 2012; and her most recent, 1989, on October 27, 2014. Fearless is the only outlier – every other album has been released the same week. So it’s easy to guess when the next would be coming if it continued to follow this now decade-long trend. Plus, how cool would it have been for Taylor’s sixth album to be released on the tenth anniversary of her first? SO COOL.
Also, obviously, if somebody gives you unconfirmed great news, you’re naturally going to believe it because you want
it to be true. We want new T-Swift tunes to rip our hearts open and get
stuck in our heads, ASAP. And I’m *sure* that all of the personal drama that’s gone down in Swift’s life this year will fuel some seriously incredible music.
Basically, there’s a whirlwind of emotions in light of this sad news,
but one thing is for sure: We’ll be patiently waiting for as long as it
takes. And hey, if T-Swift does pull a Beyoncé and drop a surprise album in October, we’ll all be pleasantly surprised.
From the editors of HelloGiggles