Pop Star Taylor Swift Releases Re-Recording of “Love Story”

Taylor Swift has gone back to her “Fearless” era with new re-recordings. Her new re-recorded version of “Fearless” is theorized to be released soon.

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Debra Garcia, Features Editor/Business Manager

 It all started on Feb. 11. Taylor Swift (31) announced on her Instagram and Twitter that she will be releasing the re-recorded version of one of her biggest hits, “Love Story,” at midnight. Cut to Feb.12, “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” was all over the news. 

   For further context on why Swift re-released her break-out single, let us go back to July 2019. Her old record company, Big Machine Records, just sold her masters to Scooter Braun. Swift was not told about the sale until it was released to the public. 

   After not allowing her to buy it back, she vowed to re-record her first six albums (2007-2017) on Nov. 20 under her new record label, Republic Records. Republic Records allows Swift to own her Masters and gives her free rain to produce whatever she desires. She has so far released three albums with her current label. 

   So starting last November, Swift has re-recorded her previous six albums, starting off with her break-out album, Fearless (2008). Thirteen years ago, this album spawned hits like “Love Story,” “You Belong with Me” and “White Horse,” all making into the Top 20 hits of that year. 

   Swift wrote in a note to fans saying,” This process has been more fulfilling 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.”

   In a tweet, Swift not only announced the release of “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” but also the release of her version of “Fearless” complete with six never-before-seen new songs she was not allowed to put on the original album. 

   Although the album’s release date has not been announced, fans speculate that “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” will be released on April 9. Why is that? Well, in a very long letter to her fans about the re-release, Swift capitalizes seamlessly random letters. This may seem odd but she actually used to do this in her early albums as a fun way to send secret messages to fans. Anyways, all put together, the capital letters spell out “April 9th.”

   Fans absolutely love “Love Story (Taylor’s Version).”Not only are the vocals perfected, but the music itself is also smoother and feels like a mix of Swift and her 2008 counterpart. 

   “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” can be heard on multiple radio stations as well as music streaming apps.