This month, Taylor Swift announced she would be dropping her first ever re-recorded album. She revealed the news on her Instagram and was even featured on Good Morning America the morning of her announcement.
The album will be a redone version of her 2008 album “Fearless,” which will include 26 tracks in total. “The album will be with you soon,” Swift says.
Fans have spotted a hidden message put in her Instagram post that gives clues to her album release date being April 9. It seems she was a bit too excited because she couldn’t wait and dropped her re-recorded version of the song “Love Story” the day after announcing the news.
A lot of people are wondering why she has decided so spontaneously to re-record her early album. Swift did this not only for entertainment purposes, but for ownership and licensing purposes as well. Swift does not have ownership of the original recordings because she left her Big Machine record label in 2019. By re-recording all of her songs she will gain control over her music and make them personally more valuable for her. Swift says, “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.”
No matter if radio stations and broadcasters stream the new tracks or not, she knows her fans will be there to support her.
Ever since the news, there have been multiple rumors about which six unreleased tracks will be included on the album. Swift performed songs like “Permanent Marker,” “Missing You,” and “I’d Lie” before releasing “Fearless,” tracks that never made it onto the album.
A photo shoot taken in 2007 shows a track listing written on Swift’s mirror, which includes some of those song titles and gives more evidence to those songs likely appearing.
At almost 32 years old, it is crazy to think that Swift is still incorporating songs into her career she wrote when she was just 16. Years later, Swift still never fails to shock her fans with her upcoming projects.