Her late-night TV appearance will be her first since December, when she went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! shortly after the surprise release of her ninth studio album Evermore, which also happened to be the day after her 31st birthday. (She really dug into the numerology on Kimmel).
In a similar pattern, the pop superstar’s Colbert appearance will also follow the release of her re-recorded breakthrough sophomore album, Fearless, which is out Friday. Television appearances have been instrumental in her promotion of Fearless (Taylor’s Version), which she first announced — as well as the release of “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” as the first single — on Good Morning America in February.
GMA also premiered an exclusive snippet of “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” on Thursday morning. “I just wanted to say, first of all, you guys have been so supportive at Good Morning America since day one of this entire process of me re-recording my music,” Swift said in a pre-recorded message before the snippet played. “I’m so ecstatic that my album, Fearless (Taylor’s Version), will be out tonight. It’s crazy that it’s finally here and I wanted to give you guys, as a thank you, an exclusive first glimpse at one of the songs on my album.”