Release date: October 2012
Red is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, released on October 22, 2012 by Big Machine Records, as the follow-up to her commercially successful 2010 album Speak Now.
Swift explained the meaning behind the album's title, saying: "All the different emotions that are written about on this album are all pretty much about the kind of tumultuous, crazy, insane, intense, semi-toxic relationships that I've experienced in the last two years. All those emotions — spanning from intense love, intense frustration, jealousy, confusion, all of that — in my mind, all those emotions are red. You know, there's nothing in between. There's nothing beige about any of those feelings."