Initially released in 2010, Taylor Swift’s ‘Speak Now,’ tackles the American pop icon’s recollection of words that were left unsaid. Eying a significant July 7, 2023 release date, Swift’s third studio album will incur a “Taylor’s Version” makeover, seeing the re-release of the coveted tracks in a fresh and possibly more personal light.
Taylor Lautner prays for John Mayer in new TikTok ahead of ‘Speak Now’ (Taylor’s Version) release.
— Pop Base (@PopBase) May 17, 2023
Likened to her iconic symphonies, the remastered soundtrack comprises anecdotes of personal experiences—predominantly drawn from past relationships. Swift emphasizes her ownership over her music, as the decision to re-record previous tracks integrates the beauty and raw messages from when it was written.
Actor and former partner Taylor Lautner took to social media his reaction to the news, jokingly mentioning that he is “praying for John (Mayer),” with the hashtag #prayforjohn slated at the bottom of the clip.
The “Back to December” inspiration “feels safe” with the news of the album’s rendition, reflected through his rather “healthy” relationship with Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter after they split in 2009. Inversely, “Dear John” encompasses a rather devastating route, with Swift allegedly grilling the Rock pop blues artist for his “dark, twisted games.”
Despite the utter humiliation John Mayer received during the song’s conception, Taylor’s Version of Speak Now may threaten the loyal Swiftie fanbase—choreographing another cascading effect towards the intended recipient of the track (Jake Gyllenhaal must be relieved).