Taylor Swift album Reputation: When is it released, how can you listen to it?

Swift's last three albums sold over a million units in their debut weeks of release

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
Monday 06 November 2017 13:00
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The artwork for Taylor Swift's new album has been unveiled by the artist on her Instagram page
The artwork for Taylor Swift's new album has been unveiled by the artist on her Instagram page

Pre-orders for Taylor Swift's new album reputation have already reached a staggering 400,000 units.

The record has become Target's biggest music pre-sale of all time, and the pre-order numbers are double those for the pop star's fifth album 1989.

Big Machine Records told AP last week that the figure includes purchases at iTunes, Target, Walmart, Amazon, and Swift's official website.

Swift has released four singles from her sixth record so far: "Look What You Made Me Do", "... Ready For It?", "Gorgeous", and "Call It What You Want".

Her last three albums - Speak Now [2010], Red [2012] and 1989 [2014] - each sold over a million units in their debut weeks.

Here's everything we know about reputation so far.

When will Taylor Swift's new album be released?

reputation is out on 10 November 2017 via Big Machine Records.

What will it sound like?

The singles released by Swift so far have been some of her most eclectic work to date. First single "Look What You Made Me Do" saw a collaboration between Swift and producer/Bleachers artist Jack Antonoff and famously interpolated the chorus from Right Said Fred song "I'm Too Sexy".

Meanwhile "Call It What You Want" - another Antonoff collab - returned to what many fans would define as a classic era Swift sound with its romantic, heartfelt lyrics and understated instrumentation, yet the lyrics themselves saw a mature development from the "princess in the castle" themes she favoured on Speak Now.

But rather than pleading with 'Romeo' to save her, as she did in "Love Story", Swift speaks of how she wears her boyfriends initial on a chain around her neck: "Not because he owns me/But 'cos he really knows me."

Who has Swift been working with?

Asides from Antonoff, the album was produced by Max Martin, Shellback and Ali Payami.

It was rumoured that fellow pop singer Kesha was working with Swift on a song on the record after she posted a photo from Max Martin's studio in September last year. Swift donated $250,000 to Kesha after her failed lawsuit bid to end her contract with Sony, to help with her financial needs.

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What are the tracks called and how many are there?

There are 15 tracks on reputation, which many fans believe will each represent a "different Taylor", after she appeared in 15 different incarnations for the "Look What You Made Me Do" video. Swift "liked" a Tumblr post by a fan about this theory.

Will there be a tour?

Swift has confirmed that she will tour in support of the new album but has yet to announce any venues or official dates. Fans who pre-order reputation may be in with a chance of getting exclusive access to pre-sale tickets.

reputation is out on 10 November 2017 via Big Machine Records

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