Taylor Swift fans, here’s some exciting news... The new version of Fearless (Taylor’s Version) has been completed and will be coming soon!
She announced the news to her followers on social media on Friday the 12th of February.
EXCLUSIVE: @taylorswift13 is dropping a new re-recorded version of her song “Love Story” at midnight! She tells @GMA she has re-recorded her entire “Fearless” album and gives us a sneak peek at the new cover! 💛💛 #TaylorSwiftOnGMA https://t.co/UQUu2QuE6O pic.twitter.com/8ZvZBmvgiR— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 11, 2021
Swift took to social media to share a new photo and a message addressing the new re-recorded album. A sepia portrait of Swift was accompanied with a letter saying:
when I think bAck on the fearless album and all that you turned it in 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, so many unbreakable bonds formed. so before I say anything else, let me just say that it was a real honour to get to be a teenager alongside you. 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. now that I can fully appreciate a bit of that feeling with you in the very near future. now that I can fully appreciate it in its whimsical, effervescent, chaotic entirety.
fearless was an album full of magic and curiosity, the bliss and devastation of youth. It was the diaRy of the adventures and explorations of a teenage girl who was learning tiny lessons with every new crack in the facade of the faIrytale ending she’d been shown in the movies. i’m thrilled to tell you that my new version of fearless is done and will be with you soon. it’s called fearless (taylor’s version) and it includes 26 songs.
i’ve spoken a lot about why I’m remaking my first six albums, but the way i’ve chosen to do this will hopefuLy 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 one who really *knows* that body of work. for example, only I know which songs 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).
those reasons seem unnecessary now. i’ve decIded i want you to have the whole story, see the entire vivid picture, and let you into the entire dreamscape that is my fearless album. that’s why i've chosen to include 6 never before released songs on my versions of this album. written when I was betweeN the ages of 16 and 18, these were the ones it killed me to leave behind.
this process has been more fulfilling and and emoTional than i could’ve imagined and has made me even more determined to re-record all of my music. i Hope you’ll like this first outing as much as i liked traveling back in time to recreate it.
love story (taylor’s version) will be out tonight.
sincerely and fearlessly,
I’m thrilled to tell you that my new version of Fearless (Taylor’s Version) is done and will be with you soon. It has 26 songs including 6 never before released songs from the vault. Love Story (Taylor’s Version) will be out tonight. Pre-order now at https://t.co/NqBDS6cGFl 💛💛 pic.twitter.com/Vjyy2gA72O— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 11, 2021
The letter, typed all in lowercase had a hidden message, with capitalised letters typed throughout. Those letters spelled out ‘APRIL NINTH’, revealing the date that the album will be released.
The re-recorded album will include 26 songs, including 6 songs from the vault that were never released.
Originally released as her second studio album in 2008, the album went to number one on the US Billboard charts and number two here in Australia. It was her most successful record and from that, it produced ‘Love Story’ which topped the Australian charts going 7x Platinum.
The original recordings were made under different contractual and legal agreements and Swift aims to re-record all of her albums to reclaim control over her songs. All of the original songs are technically now owned by music manager Scooter Braun, and her new agreement with Universal Music Groups allows her to have ownership of her master recordings.
Swift also revealed 'Love Story (Taylor’s Version)' will be out 'tonight.' Back in December 2020, fans got a taste of the new recording in an advertisement made for Match. Check it out below!
Images: (@taylorswift / Instagram)