While the world has been stuck in quarantine, it seems like Grammy-winning artist Taylor Swift took advantage of this time and got busy at home churning out music after music. In July 2020, Taylor dropped the surprise album Folklore, quickly following it up with yet another surprise album release—Evermore, Folklore’s sister album—that came out in December of the same year.
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And now, Taylor Swift has announced that the re-recording of her 2008 album “Fearless” is done. The 31-year old artist is rerecording all of her first six albums to regain control of the songs. An unfortunate norm in the music industry, Taylor doesn’t own the master recordings of her songs from her debut album Taylor Swift in 2006 to Reputation in 2017. Her previous label, Big Machine, owned them, and were later sold in 2019 to another big music producer, Scooter Braun. Swift took to social media to express her disappointment in this, sharing that Braun has “bullied” her for years. So now, Taylor is taking back control by re-recording everything.
Taylor wrote a nostalgic letter to her fans on Instagram to share that re-recording “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” is done, and that “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” is dropping. Read the letter here.
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The letter, written in lower case, bears select letters in uppercase. When spelled out, the letter says “April Ninth,” which we can only assume is when we can expect the drop of the new Fearless.
Love Story (Taylor’s Version) is out now. Listen to it on Spotify here.
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