Meet me through the ages
Taylor Swift announces 2023 Eras Tour
November 30, 2022
From the Fearless Tour in 2009 to the last time she toured in 2018 for Reputation, Taylor Swift fans have constantly been wondering when she would announce her next concert.
Speculations regarding her going on tour again have been in the media for about a year now. Even though till about a month ago everyone expected it to be for the re-release of “Speak Now” or “1989,” everyone is still ecstatic that it’s in regards to the release of her new album “Midnights”.
Despite this tour being in honor of the “Midnights” release, she will not only be playing songs from this album but from every album in her discography. The Eras Tour will be held throughout 2023 and honor all of her eras from 2006 to 2021.
Every Taylor Swift fan knows and admires all her different eras because they show how much she has grown in her music.
The first being her “country music darling” era. This era came with 16 year old Swift, who performed at bars and venues in Nashville with hopes of getting a record deal. She began performing with bigger artists after the release of her debut album “Taylor Swift,” with many songs hitting top charts.
Her next being “Fearless,” which was full of teenage romance and heartbreak. This album made her a household name with songs like “You Belong With Me” and “Love Story.” This album won her her first Album of the Year Grammy, making her the youngest artist at the time to win that category.
Next was the release of “Speak Now,” which she wrote entirely by herself and was, at the time, her most confessional and personal album. Highlighting a transitional period in her life, innocence to understanding.
Normally when people think of “Red” they think bright red lipstick and fedoras, but for Swift it was a period of change. Country to pop, highlighting a new style of writing fans had never seen before. This era truly highlighted her growing up and becoming an adult.
After releasing “1989” she became a global pop phenomenon. The album was her first full scale pop album and she became a mega-pop star. This album followed her move to New York and would foreshadow the style of all her albums to come.
Now on to the album everyone, even non-fans, remember, “Reputation.” The album is known for Swift dropping her good girl image and replacing it with a new unapologetic side. After being found in the midst of bad press and negative publicity, the young artist disappeared from the public for a few months, making her iconic comeback with the drop of this album and, most remembered, her song “Look What You Made Me Do.” She truly shook the world with the release and made it known who she would be for now on.
Taking a break from the edgy style of “Reputation,” Swift dropped her seventh album “Lover.” This was a dramatic change of pace from Reputation but it gave fans hope that maybe old Taylor wasn’t dead and we would still get to see the lovey aspect like from all her other albums.
No one expected the release of both her eight and ninth albums “Folklore” and “Evermore.” Two “sister albums” written during the Covid pandemic which, yet again, featured a change in Swift’s writing style. The indie-folk style was definitely a fan favorite and drew many new fans her way.
And finally her final album, as of right now, being “Midnights,” pulls aspects from all her past albums in order to address the new Swift that is unapologetically herself. Not only this but also about how she is finally someone she is proud of and won’t be changing for anyone.
Like Swift said in this album, she is “a mastermind” and she is “the problem,” but these aspects about herself are something she now loves and so do all her fans. As a fan, I personally can’t wait to see what else is to come from this new Swift.
Even though Swifties will be living on the high of “Midnight” for a while, I know everyone can’t wait to see what’s still to come for Swift regarding both music and her self love journey.