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Hayley Williams And Fall Out Boy To Be Featured On ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’

Taylor Swift has sent shockwaves through the music industry yet again with her recent revelation of the full track list for Speak Now (Taylor’s Version). In an exciting turn of events, Swift announced that Paramore‘s Hayley Williams and Fall Out Boy would be featured as guest artists on the previously unrecorded “Vault Tracks,” much to the delight of her fans.

Swift took to social media to express her enthusiasm, sharing, “I’m VERY excited to show you the back cover of Speak Now (my version) including the vault tracks and collaborations with @yelyahwilliams from @paramore and @falloutboy.” Given that Speak Now was a pivotal album in Swift’s career and focused heavily on her songwriting abilities, she decided to reach out to artists who had a profound impact on her as a lyricist during that time. Grateful for their support, Swift described Williams and Fall Out Boy as “cool and generous” for agreeing to be part of her version of Speak Now.

Fans had long anticipated Hayley Williams‘ involvement, as the Paramore lead singer had dropped hints in recent days. During a meet-and-greet session with fans, Williams received a Speak Now friendship bracelet in a video shared on June 2. Williams cryptically responded, “Let me just tell you, this is coming at a very interesting time that you’re giving me this to wear. And that’s all I’ll say.” With this tantalizing hint, the anticipation surrounding Williams‘ appearance on the album intensified, leaving fans eager to discover how her collaboration with Swift will unfold.

In addition to Hayley Williams, Taylor Swift enlisted the musical prowess of Fall Out Boy for one of the “Vault Tracks” titled Electric Touch. Known for their unique fusion of pop-punk and anthemic energy, Fall Out Boy‘s participation is expected to inject a fresh and dynamic element into the reimagined album. Their infectious hooks and energetic performances are bound to complement Swift‘s musical style, creating a collaboration that fans won’t want to miss.

While the bonus tracks remained unnamed during the pre-order phase, the veil has finally been lifted. Apart from the anticipated collaborations, Castles Crumbling and Electric Touch, the “Vault Tracks” on Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) include When Emma Falls in Love, I Can See You, Foolish One, and Timeless. These previously written but unreleased tracks, dating back to the original Speak Now era, offer fans a unique glimpse into Swift’s artistic growth and creative process during that period.

With Taylor Swift‘s announcement of Hayley Williams and Fall Out Boy as featured guests, along with the revelation of the “Vault Tracks,” the anticipation surrounding Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) continues to build. Fans worldwide eagerly await the release date, ready to immerse themselves in this reimagined musical journey that showcases Swift‘s evolution as an artist while paying homage to the influential musicians who shaped her songwriting prowess. July 7th cannot come soon enough for the legion of devoted Taylor Swift fans eagerly awaiting this extraordinary musical experience.

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Eva van den Bosch Head Editor, Photographer
Eva van den Bosch combines concert photography with a prominent editorial role at Strife Mag.