Back to dropping Easter eggs! After shocking followers with two new albums — Folklore and Evermore — in 2020, Taylor Swift confirmed she rerecorded her sophomore album, Fearless, with a twist.
“Good morning, America. It’s Taylor. I’m so excited to share with you that tonight, at midnight, I’ll be putting out my version of my song, ‘Love Story,’ which was originally on my album Fearless. I’ve now finished rerecording all of Fearless, which will be coming out soon,” the 31-year-old Grammy winner introduced on Good Morning America on Thursday, February 11. “My version of Fearless will have 26 songs on it because I’ve decided to add songs from the vault, which are songs that almost made the original Fearless album. I’ve now gone back and recorded those, so that everybody will be able to hear, not only the songs that made the album but the songs that almost made it. The full picture.”
After her GMA announcement, Swift took to Instagram to offer followers extra particulars — and seemingly revealed the discharge date.
“when i think bAck on the fearless album and all that you turned it into, a completely involuntary smile creeps across my face. this was the musical era in which so many inside jokes were created between us, so many hugs exchanged and hands touched,” the musician wrote. “and for those of you i’ve come to know more recently than 2008, i am ecstatic that i’ll get to exPerience a bit of that feeling with you in the very near future.”
Throughout Swift’s prolonged announcement, followers seen she solely capitalized 8 letters, which spell out APRIL NINTH, prompting hypothesis that Fearless (Taylor’s Version) might be obtainable on April 9. (The idea was later confirmed on Swift’s web site.) Fans received their first hear of the brand new model of “Love Story” in a Match.com industrial that includes her pal Ryan Reynolds in December 2020.
The “Cardigan” songstress confirmed in August 2019 that she was going to rerecord her discography with Big Machine Records after Scooter Braun bought the rights to her masters for greater than $300 million from label proprietor Scott Borchetta. In November 2020, Swift alleged that Braun’s group wished her to signal an NDA earlier than they started negotiations for her work. “He would never even quote my team a price. These master recordings were not for sale to me,” she claimed in a press release to followers on the time.
On Thursday, she addressed the continued drama with Braun.
“i’ve spoken a lot about why i’m remaking my first six albums, but the way i’ve chosen to do this will hopefully help illuminate where i’m coming from,” Swift wrote, noting that artists ought to “own their own work for so many reasons.”
She defined: “the most screamingly obvious one is that the artist is the only one who really *knows* that body of work. for example, only i know which sounds i wrote that almost made the fearless album. songs i absolutely adored, but were held back for different reasons. (don’t want too many breakup songs, don’t want too maNy down tempo songs, can’t fit that many songs on a physical cd).”
Swift concluded that the explanations “seem unnecessary now” and she or he’s prepared to inform the “whole story” from Fearless, which she wrote from ages 16 to 18.
“this process has been more fulfilling and emoTional than i could’ve imagined and has made me even more determined to rerecord all of my music,” she wrote. “i Hope you’ll like this first outing as much as i liked traveling back in time to recreated it. … sincerely and fearlessly, taylor.”
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