Taylor Swift’s Latest Announcement

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“Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” album cover. Photo by Taylor Swift

Tina Enright, Staff Writer

On February 11th, Taylor Swift unveiled yet another exciting announcement. That’s right, folks. After everything she’s already released year (the “Folklore” album, “Evermore” album, “Miss Americana” documentary,  and “The Long Pond Studio Sessions”), Taylor Swift gave her fans yet another soul-stirring creation. Not to be dramatic but I literally almost passed out when I heard the news.

Something about Taylor Swift that you might not know is that her first six albums were recorded under the label Big Machine Records, who- and I’m saying this objectively -treated her like complete trash. That means Taylor is not the legal owner for most of the albums she’s created. In 2019, after a long and disturbing feud between her and her record, Taylor left her label and announced that she planned on re-recording her old albums so that she would have complete ownership and control over her own work.

Taylor Swift in her “Love Story” music video. Photo by Nathan Chapman

So February 11th was a groundbreaking step towards all this because Taylor announced that she has completed the re-recording of her second studio album “Fearless”! She released the first single “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” that night, which is a re-recording of one of her biggest hits of all time.

The amount of support Taylor is receiving through all this is inspiring. “Love Story (Taylor’s Version) debuted with 7.5 MILLION listens in the first 24 hours. This is especially impressive because this is a re-recording of a song that Taylor released ten and a half years ago. I could not be happier for this woman. If anyone deserves this, it’s her.

Taylor explained in her initial announcement: “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. Artists should own their own work for so many reasons but the most screamingly obvious one is that the artist is the only now who really *knows* that body of work.”

The entire “Fearless” album is scheduled to release in early April. Additionally, Taylor is including six unreleased songs that she wrote between the ages of 16 & 18. They were songs she originally wrote for her “Fearless” album, but unfortunately had to leave behind. So in support of Taylor, her music, and her message, tune in and give it a listen.