It’s no secret that the number 13 holds significance for Taylor Swift – the multi-platinum recording artist was born on the thirteenth, her first album went gold in thirteen weeks, and she habitually sports the digits etched in eyeliner on the back of her hand. But as of the thirteenth of August, it seems the number may hold a bit of luck for Taylor’s fans as well.
Taylor revealed the details of her highly anticipated fourth album, set for an October 22nd release from Big Machine Records, in a live YouTube web chat Monday evening. An audience of over 70,000 fans from around the world tuned in as America’s sweetheart, aptly decked in rosy hues, announced the 16-track record would be titled Red:
“For the last two years, I’ve been working on an album called Red,” Taylor says. “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.”
Taylor also took the opportunity to debut her newest single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” which became available on iTunes and GooglePlay immediately after the chat ended.
The YouTube broadcast can be viewed in its entirety here (beginning at the 55:00 mark):