It has been almost three months since Taylor Swift gave followers a vital replace: She’d “lately begun re-recording my older music,” an expertise that, on the time, had “already confirmed to be each thrilling and creatively fulfilling.” We received to listen to a bit of little bit of what, say, “Love Story” would possibly sound like if Swift have been to file it now when a snippet of it appeared in a industrial for the courting web site Match on the finish of 2020.
Now, the lengthy wait to listen to the remainder of that music — in addition to the primary of Swift totally re-recorded albums — is almost over. The pop star shared a observe on social media right now (February 11) that her new model of Fearless, her 2008 sophomore album, is accomplished, and that followers must be listening to it quickly. The 2021 “Love Story” — known as “Love Story (Taylor’s Model), naturally — is out tonight.
“Fearless was an album stuffed with magic and curiosity, the bliss and devastation of youth,” Swift wrote in a observe accompanying the announcement. “It was the diary of the adventures and explorations of a teenage woman who was studying tiny classes with each new crack within the facade of the fairytale ending she’d been proven within the films. I am thrilled to inform you that my new model of Fearless is finished and can be with you quickly. It is known as Fearless (Taylor’s Model) and it consists of 26 songs.”
Six of these songs are never-before-released cuts, and all of them have been written by Swift when she was between the ages of 16 and 18. The extra tracks will come from songs Swift had initially written for that album however which did not in the end make the ultimate tracklist. “Songs I completely adored, however have been held again for various causes (don’t desire too many down tempo songs, cannot match that many songs on a bodily CD),” she wrote.
“These causes appear pointless now. I’ve determined I would like you to have the entire story, see the complete vivid image, and allow you to into the complete dreamscape that’s my Fearless album.”
However there’s one more reason for the expanded Fearless model, and it harkens again to why she’d re-recording her albums within the first place. Since Scooter Braun bought, then reportedly subsequently bought her catalogue to “an funding fund,” Swift now not owns these unique variations of her first six studio albums. So, she’s creating a brand new catalogue of those self same songs, one which she owns.
“Artists proven personal their very own work for therefore many causes, however essentially the most screamingly apparent one is that the artist is the one one who actually *is aware of* that physique of labor,” she wrote.
“Love Story (Taylor’s Model)” is out tonight. Within the meantime, you is perhaps desirous about spending 2 hours and 16 minutes of that wait time listening to Swift’s 2020 albums, Folklore and Evermore, collectively in a single playlist. Pre-order data Fearless (Taylor’s Model) is now available here.