Fall Out Boy and Paramore's Hayley Williams have collaborated with Taylor Swift on her updated version of her 2010 album Speak Now

Hayley Williams, Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump
(Image credit: Hayley Williams - Todd Owyoung/NBC via Getty Images / Fall Out Boy - Rich Polk/Getty Images for iHeartRadio)

Paramore's Hayley Williams and Chicago pop-punks Fall Out Boy have been revealed as special guests on Taylor Swift's upcoming update of her third studio album, Speak Now.

Announcing the imminent release of Speak Now (Taylor's Version) last month, Swift said, "I first made Speak Now, completely self-written, between the ages of 18 and 20. The songs that came from this time in my life were marked by their brutal honesty, unfiltered diaristic confessions and wild wistfulness. I love this album because it tells a tale of growing up, flailing, flying and crashing… and living to speak about it."

The singer also revealed that the new version of the album would feature six extra songs "I’ve sprung loose from the vault": one of these, Castles Crumbling, features Hayley Williams, while a second track, Electric Touch, was recorded in collaboration with Fall Out Boy. 

Other 'From the Vault' tracks included are When Emma Falls in Love, I Can See You, Foolish One, and Timeless.

On choosing Fall Out Boy and Williams as collaborators, Swift says: "Since Speak Now was all about my songwriting, I decided to go to the artists who I feel influenced me most powerfully as a lyricist at that time and ask them to sing on the album. They’re so cool and generous for agreeing to support my version of Speak Now. I recorded this album when I was 32 (and still growing up, now) and can’t wait to unveil it all to you on July 7th."

As stated, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) is set for release on July 7 via Republic.

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Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.