Swifties, Here's What You Need To Know About The Starbucks x Taylor Swift Collab Rumors
Here's what Starbucks Philippines has to say.
ILLUSTRATOR Bea Faicol
Just in case you've been too busy with life to check social media, you should know that Taylor Swift is finally releasing her next album Red (Taylor's Version)¬†on November 12, Thursday (1 p.m. Manila time).¬†The new album has 30 re-recorded tracks (including the hyped-up 10-minute-long¬†All Too Well)¬†from her previous Red album after changing ownership of the master recordings. (Note: If you don't know about this huge controversy just yet, it's time you Google who Scooter Braun is!)
For the release of Red (Taylor's Version), the¬†official Starbucks Twitter account¬†heavily hinted at a possible collaboration with the singer. The official account of Starbucks tweeted "It's Red Season" with a coffee, sparkle, scarf, and heart emojis. This came after Taylor posted an¬†Instagram Reel video with a text that says "Red Season" and another Reel where she mentions¬†Starbucks' PSL.
And with that single "It's Red Season" tweet being retweeted by other official Starbucks Twitter accounts, all Starbucks lovers¬†became extra suspicious, extra excited¬†to know what's going to happen since nothing was confirmed then. And it sure didn't help that¬†Starbucks' Twitter account kept replying to users with references to Taylor Swift's songs and Tumblr posts.¬†
There have been rumors spreading like wildfire on different Swifties communities about Starbucks releasing a new drink to celebrate the launch of Red (Taylor's Version), so¬†Yummy.ph got to talk to Starbucks Philippines to¬†get the record straight:
Yes! Starbucks Philippines is holding a Taylor Swift Listening Party¬†which is actually a global effort of Starbucks. This will happen on November 12-13 and during this time, you can expect Starbucks stores all over the world, including the Philippines,¬†to play tracks from the newly-launched Red (Taylor's Version) album.
No! Starbucks Philippines is¬†NOT hosting any event or activity, like offering Taylor Swift's drink because-surprise! Taylor's favorite beverage, the Nonfat Caramel Latte, is actually an existing Starbucks drink you can order all year-round.¬†Just ask the Starbucks barista for this drink!
The question now is, are you emotionally, spiritually, mentally ready for the new album?¬†Hopefully, a cup of Nonfat Caramel Latte will help us¬†get through all 30 tracks.
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