Swift wrote all of the songs on the album without co-writers.
I looked at her and I'm like, 'Taylor, this record isn't about fairy tales and high school anymore. I don't think the record should be called Enchanted." After the discussion, Swift then excused herself from the table at that point.
By the time she came back, she had the Speak Now title, which comes closer to representing the evolution that the album represents in her career and in her still-young understanding of the world.
Production for the album took place during 2009 to 2010 at several recording studios, and was handled by Swift and Nathan Chapman.
Written entirely by Swift as the follow-up to Fearless, Speak Now expands on the country pop style of her previous work, and features lyrical themes including love, romance and heartbreak.
Speak Now received generally positive reviews from music critics, who praised Swift's songwriting and themes.