Taylor Swift to drop new album this fall
Multiple Grammy winner Taylor Swift will unleash "Red," her first collection of new material in two years, in October.
The country superstar announced the Oct. 22 release date Monday (8/13) during a Web chat with fans. The Big Machine Records release marks the performer's fourth studio album and follows 2010's chart-topping set, "Speak Now."
Pre-sale information for the impending release will be available soon via Swift's website.
"I called it 'Red' because of the tumultuous, crazy adventures in love and loss that it chronicles," Swift explained in a press release. "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."
Though Swift has written all of her previous material by herself, the songstress collaborated with several musicians and producers for the new project. The album's first single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," written by Swift, Max Martin and Shellback, is currently available via iTunes.
Swift, who recently completed an extensive world tour, has one appearance on her current itinerary: Sept. 22 at Las Vegas' iHeartRadio Music Festival.