The countdown has begun. With a little less than two months until [artist id="2389485"]Taylor Swift[/artist] releases her new album, Speak Now, fans can now get a peek at the album’s cover art. On Wednesday (August 18), Swift revealed what the October 25 LP will look like.
The image shows Swift twirling in a sparkly, deep-purple gown. She completes the look with her signature curls and bright red lips. Fans are already loving Swift’s first single from the album, “Mine,” a country-tinged pop tune about the ups and downs of falling in love again after being hurt.
The video for “Mine” is set to debut on August 27 on MTV, VH1 and CMT. Her “You Belong With Me” director, Roman White, is onboard for this one too. And Swift is keeping up her track record of casting adorable male leads: In the latest, she’ll have the help of British import and “Black Swan” star Toby Hemingway.
“I was doing some more research and watched another movie he was in called ‘The Covenant,’ ” she said about Hemingway. “I’ve got this crazy 13 lucky thing, and he walks onscreen for the first time wearing a sweatshirt with a 13 on it! That was the deciding factor. It wasn’t really up to me, it was about the number.” Swift will also perform the song during a CMA special next month.
As for the album, Swift admitted she’s using her personal experiences as fodder for the tracks.
“For me, I write everything that I live, so you got to give yourself a little bit of time to live a lot of things so you can write about a lot of things, and my only option is to write about what I’ve been through and what I’ve lived, so thankfully, in the past two years, I’ve experienced a lot of things that I’ve been dying to write about and a lot of things that I wanted to say in the moment that I didn’t,” she explained.
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