Taylor Swift Releases "Reputation" And It's Not Streaming; Listen To "New Year's Day"
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:47:14
Taylor Swift's new album, Reputation, is finally available, but fans will be disappointed if they hoped or prayed that the album might be available on their streaming service of choice. The country turned pop-star's sixth album, her follow-up to 2014's chart-topper 1989, is strictly available for digital purchase.
Earlier this week, unnamed sources told Bloomberg, "Her new album won't be available through their services during its first week of sales," and added, "The services are still negotiating with Swift's team to determine when 'Reputation' will be made available."
There is little doubt that Swift's new album will top the charts once Billboard releases their sales rankings in a couple weeks, and the move to keep the album away from Spotify, Apple Music, and the sort could very likely prove lucrative for the singer. Back in June, she returned her music to streaming services after three years away, and out-streamed Katy Perry during the the debut week of her Witness LP.
Those who want to listen to a little more of Swift's newest effort before forking over the dough to purchase the whole thing hopefully tuned into last night's episode of Scandal, when the singer debuted "New Year's Day", the final track on Reputation. You can listen to it below, for now. The album features songs with contributions from Future, Ed Sheeran, and Jack Antonoff, and of course also includes the previously released hit singles "Look What You Made Me Do," "...Ready for It," "Gorgeous," and "Call It What You Want."
Taylor has not released any official tour dates in support of the new release, though she is next set to appear at radio station 99.7 Now!'s Poptopia on December 2nd in San Jose, California. Following that, she will perform at Chicago's B96 Jingle Bash on December 7th.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff