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Here’s why Taylor Swift mentioned July 9 in her Speak Now Taylor’s Version announcement


Taylor Swift surprised fans when she announced that her new re-recorded album Speak Now (Taylor’s version) will be available on July 7.y.

Taylor shared beautiful artwork on the cover showing herself in a purple dress and curly hair, and posted the news to her Instagram space. In the caption, Taylor also referred to July 9thythat is, two days after the release date.

It read, “It is with great pride and joy to announce that my novel of Speak Now will be released July 7th (just in time for July 9th, iykyk [laughing emoji]) first performed Speak Now, entirely self-written, between the ages of 18 and 20. The songs that came from this time in my life were marked by their brutal honesty, unfiltered everyday confessions, and heartwarming melancholy. I love this album because it tells the story of growing up, throbbing, flying, crashing…and living to talk about it.” She also shared that the album will include 6 additional songs from the safe.

But what is the connection between July 9th and Taylor Swift? Read on to find out.

Why is July 9 important to Taylor Swift and her fans?

If you are a fan or an avid fan, you might know that Taylor loves to mention exact dates and timings in her songs. Speaking of which, the date of July 9 finds a mention in Taylor Swift’s song Last Kiss. The lyrics, which appear in the second part of the first verse of the song, say, “Now I remember the smell of rain / Fresh on the pavement, I ran off the plane / On July 9th, your heart pounding / Jumping through your shirt / I can still feel your arms”

Listen to Taylor Swift’s speech below.

Who is the subject of Taylor Swift’s last kiss?

While the Karma singer hasn’t taken any names or made any official confirmations, Swifties believe Last Kiss is about the singer’s former flame Joe Jonas, who dated from July to October 2008. The track is a breakup ballad where the narrator reminisces about the good days of the relationship when Never imagined it might end one day.

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.