Taylor Swift Fans Crash Spotify as 'Red (Taylor's Version)' Drops

It's a huge day for Taylor Swift fans, as the singer released a highly anticipated re-recording of her seminal 2012 album, Red.

Red (Taylor's Version) dropped on Spotify on Friday morning and it appears that the excitement from fans briefly caused the streaming platform to crash with scores of people reporting issues on social media.

"Did taylor swift just crash spotify," asked one Twitter user.

While another added: "did swifties crash spotify i swear to god i can't get the taylor swift page to load at all, and nothing comes up in search."

"honestly the only person who could make spotify crash congrats queen @taylorswift13," said another.

Luckily, the mishap seems to have been a temporary issue, with Spotify users now reporting that the app is working fine.

did taylor swift just crash spotify

— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) November 12, 2021

Newsweek has contacted Spotify for comment.

The album is already receiving high praise from critics with The Guardian praising the singer's "richer and more mature" voice and her addition of "satisfying hues of deep, gothic black" on the title track.

While Rolling Stone gave the album five stars and said "her greatest song just got greater."

"The new Red is even bigger, glossier, deeper, casually crueler. It's the ultimate version of her most gloriously ambitious mega-pop manifesto," reads the review.

Swift took to Spotify on Friday morning to introduce the record and share that she discovered "forgotten gems" while exploring her old songs.

"Just a friendly reminder that I would never have thought it was possible to go back and remake my previous work, uncovering lost art and forgotten gems along the way, if you hadn't emboldened me," the 31-year-old wrote on Instagram.

"Red is about to be mine again, but it has always been ours. Tonight we begin again. Red (my version) is out now."

This album comes as the singer has been working on re-recording her first six albums after ownership of their masters was transferred to Scooter Braun.

Back in April, the "Wildest Dreams" singer released the new version of her second studio album Fearless.

The updated version included of the 19 tracks from the original and 12 new songs that she composed especially for it.

As for Red (Taylor's Version), all 30 songs that were originally meant to feature on the first version of the album have been included.

She also released a new short film featuring the songs from her Red era, titled All Too Well.

You can see the full tracklist here.

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Taylor Swift has released her highly anticipated re-recording of her seminal 2012 album, Red. Beth Garrabrant/TAS Rights Management