Hardly had Taylor Swift announced on Friday the release of 'her' version of the 2012 album Red, teasing long versions of favourite songs and additional footage, social media exploded with fans, haters and passers-by reacting to the news - some with delight, some with memes, and others just questioning what happened.
"The next album that I’ll be releasing is my version of Red, which will be out on November 19. This will be the first time you hear all 30 songs that were meant to go on Red. And hey, one of them is even ten minutes long", Swift said in her Twitter account, prompting a wave of emotion from fans.
Twitter trends were immediately occupied, with several hashtags dedicated to the forthcoming album, particularly "30 SONGS", "taylor", "All Too Well" - as some expect this song to last for ten minutes, and "jake gyllenhaal". Wait, what?
y’all pray for jake gyllenhaal it’s gonna be a rough year pic.twitter.com/cAvLS06mrB— mia (@mia_olagbaju) June 18, 2021
jake gyllenhaal now that all too well (taylor's version) (10 minutes version) is coming: pic.twitter.com/aTLtngZczO— vale 🧣 (@dejavuswft) June 18, 2021
Jake Gyllenhaal after seeing that red (Taylor’s version) will have 30 songs on it pic.twitter.com/spbtVotxsA— Zoe ❤️❤️ signed up for this (@delicatestan1) June 18, 2021
Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift had an affair back in the 2010s which reportedly lasted several months, but fans presumed that Red was dedicated to that particular split-up. Some netizens noted that it is not Swift's last boyfriend - and not her last album to re-release!
fearless (tv): Joe Jonas trending— sam ♪ red (taylor's version) (@icaruswar) June 18, 2021
red (tv): Jake Gyllenhaal trending
so are y'all gonna trend Harry Styles for 1989 (tv)??? i swear I'll commit homicide pic.twitter.com/PmVVMIAkdr
As some people were getting crazy about Gyllenhaal and his role in the album, others let their emotions out, freaking out about the album, the songs... and even the ring on the cover.
Taylor found out we started 1989 TV without her and chose violence 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/sP2TUu0eBD— anee (taylors version) (@AneeDunne) June 18, 2021
stop i was so shocked that 1989 isn’t next that didnt even read the caption properly???? 30 SONGS ??????? THIRTY ????? and all too well 10 minute version ????? she is SICK pic.twitter.com/GC4zmRY2co— blue (taylor’s version) (@bluestdaylight) June 18, 2021
Some fans felt nostalgic, since it has been almost 10 years since the initial version of "Red" came out in 2012. And of course, they also expressed nostalgia with memes - and some touching photos.
Me hearing Red in 2012— Stirling 🏹💫 (Fan Account) (@repustirling) June 18, 2021
Me hearing Red (Taylor’s Version) in 2021 ❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/DV1zQE3Z9A
9 YEAR OLD ME IS SHAKING I LOVE YOU SO MUCH😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/1X8mZ4xDhb— haley🌼 (@taysdaisyy) June 18, 2021
red was the album that made me fall in love with you and growing up with it was the best thing that happened to me❤ i'm beyond proud of all you've done and thank u for always being there!! i love you soooo muchh🥺 9 year old celeste is screaming #REDtaylorsversion @taylorswift13 pic.twitter.com/LYl9chk3X5— celeste🧣 (@marveIoustayIor) June 18, 2021
The new version of Red will be released on 19 November. Swift has been re-recording her old albums, after she left her former label, Big Machine Records.