Did Taylor Swift release a new album?
I saw something about a new album on Spotify, but I didn't think she'd announced anything. I'm confused.
There's no Taylor Swift album newer than 2019's Lover, but her old record label, Big Machine, recently released a live performance of hers from 2008 as if it's a new thing. Swift is having none of it, though, posting to her Instagram story that she does not approve of the release, calling it greedy and "so tasteless, but very transparent."
Swift was signed to Big Machine for her first six albums, and after her contract was up in 2018, they didn't give her the opportunity to buy the master recordings of those albums. So, she left and signed with Republic Records. Things between her and her former label got contentious in June 2019, when Big Machine was sold to Scooter Braun. Swift doesn’t trust Braun with her discography for a ton of reasons—too many to list here—but suffice it to say that they have a lot of Bad Blood, if you will. This "new" album is just the latest in their long history of disagreements.