In the world of pop music, rumors and speculations often run rampant, creating a whirlpool of misinformation. One such rumor that has been making headlines recently is the supposed collaboration between Taylor Swift and Matty Healy, the frontman of the British band The 1975, in Swift’s upcoming re-recorded album “1989 (Taylor’s Version).” However, a spokesperson for Taylor Swift has categorically denied these claims, stating that neither Matty Healy nor The 1975 will be part of this much-anticipated album.
The rumor gained traction when Taylor Swift and Matty Healy were seen leaving New York’s Electric Lady Studios together in May 2023. This sighting fueled speculations, especially since Healy had attended three of Swift’s Nashville Eras Tour shows earlier that month. Despite the buzz, no official confirmation was ever made by either party regarding their relationship or professional collaboration.
A spokesperson for Taylor Swift clarified to Billboard that neither Matty Healy nor The 1975 would be featured on the reworked version of Swift’s 2014 album “1989.” This statement effectively quashed the rumors that had been circulating in the UK media, putting an end to the speculation.
Taylor Swift announced the news about her re-recorded album “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” last month. She expressed her excitement, stating that the album, which includes hits like “Bad Blood,” “Shake It Off,” and “Blank Space,” had changed her life in countless ways. She also mentioned that this is her most favorite re-record because of the five “From The Vault” tracks that are incredibly remarkable.
The upcoming album will be the fourth in Swift’s re-recording project, which she initiated in 2019. Her previous re-recorded albums, including “Fearless (Taylor’s Version),” “Red (Taylor’s Version),” and “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version),” have all achieved No. 1 positions on the Billboard 200 chart.
Two tracks from the re-recorded “1989” album have already been released: “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)” and “This Love (Taylor’s Version).” The former gained popularity on TikTok, while the latter was featured in the trailer for the Amazon Prime series “The Summer I Turned Pretty.” Additionally, Swift announced that an exclusive bonus track would be available on the tangerine edition of the vinyl, which can be pre-ordered at Target.
In the fast-paced world of the music industry, it’s crucial to separate fact from fiction. The rumor about Matty Healy’s involvement in Taylor Swift’s “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” has been officially debunked, allowing fans to focus on the genuine excitement surrounding the album’s release. With a history of chart-topping re-recorded albums, Swift’s latest endeavor is highly anticipated and promises to be another milestone in her illustrious career.