Taylor Swift’s ‘Speak Now’ Album Premiere
The wait is over! Four-time Grammy Award winner [lastfm]Taylor Swift[/lastfm]‘s highly-anticipated third studio album on Big Machine Records, Speak Now is in stores today, October 25th. After becoming the highest-selling artist of 2008 and 2009, Taylor Swift returns with Speak Now, having written all the album tracks herself.
Taylor Swift has been recording her feelings in songs since she was just a young child. Her disappointments, triumphs, anger, fears, love and friendships have been well-documented in songs such as “Tim McGraw,” “Picture To Burn,” Fifteen,” and now “Mine,” “Back To December,” and “Innocent” and all of the brand new songs from the album Speak Now. Taylor Swift admitted in an interview with VH1 that if you walk into her life, you may end up being a “character” in one of her songs. The 20-year-old singer-songwriter urges everyone to write down how they feel – “in a journal, in a diary, in a letter you will never send to anybody, because it’s so important to diagnose your feelings, save them in some form of writing, because it just helps you feel like a more organized person.”
In celebration of the release of her new album Speak Now, Taylor Swift will appear on numerous TV shows across the networks! Complete appearance schedule here!
[pullquote quote="Through the past two years, I’ve been through a lot of things that I have been dying to write about and talk about. There were a lot of things that I wanted to say in the moment but couldn’t, and this album is my opportunity to do that." credit="Taylor Swift via UStream Chat"]Speak Now Track List:
2. “Sparks Fly”
3. “Back to December”
4. “Speak Now”
5. “Dear John”
7. “The Story of Us”
8. “Never Grow Up”
10. “Better Than Revenge”
13. “Last Kiss”
14. “Long Live”
Read what the critics are saying!
“The most musically diverse [album] of her career…. And it’s excellent too, possibly her best.” ~ The New York Times
“Brilliant. The stone-hearted among [the cynics] who listen to Speak Now will find it hard to complain that Swift somehow stole that Best Album Grammy for Fearless. Entirely self-penned, sans the collaborations of the previous albums, it’s an enormous breakthrough in songwriting maturity….It’ll be decades before she’s holding her peace.” ~ The Hollywood Reporter
““Dear John” might be her masterpiece to date, or at least the most bracingly, joltingly honest song you’ve heard any major performer have the nerve to put on record in years.” ~ Yahoo Music
“Taylor Swift has again achieved the near-impossible…with a third bundle of melodic, cathartic country-pop. Speak Now is another unrestrained grand-slam. 4 Stars” ~ Us Weekly