Taylor Swift Reveals New Album Title And Release Date: ‘Red’

Becky Bain | August 13, 2012 5:44 pm

Taylor Swift‘s color palette usually consists of not much more than sparkles, but the country superstar will be seeing red this fall. During her YouTube webcast on Monday night (August 13), Swift revealed that her new album will be titled Red, and that it will drop on October 22.

“For the last two years, I’ve been working on an album called Red,” Taylor said in a statement. “I called it Red because of the tumultuous, crazy adventures in love and loss that it chronicles. In my mind, when you experience love that’s fast paced and out of control and mixes infatuation, jealousy, frustration, miscommunication, and all of those lovely emotions…in retrospect, it all looks red.”

The LP, her follow-up to 2010’s immensely successful Speak Now, will feature 16 new tracks, including a title track, a duet with British artist Ed Sheeran, and the lead single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (peek at the lyrics at Direct Lyrics) which will be available tonight at midnight on iTunes. Swift says the song is dedicated to “my lovely ex-boyfriend”. But which one?! Jake Gyllenhaal? Joe Jonas? John Mayer? The possibilities are endless.

She’s also working on a concert tour, which will feature “a lot of traveling, all over everywhere.” Who’s ready for Swift to dominate the radio, the charts and the world once again?

[Via Billboard]