Taylor Swift Announces Release of 'Love Story' Re-Recording
Taylor Swift just shared some major news! A day after teasing a big announcement, the 31-year-old singer made an appearance on Thursday’s Good Morning America to reveal that her re-recorded version of “Love Story,” which first came out in 2008, will be released Friday at midnight.
“I’m so excited to share with you that tonight at midnight I’ll be putting out my version of my song ‘Love Story,’ which was originally on my album, Fearless,” she said.
Swift also noted that she’s finished re-recording the entire Fearless album, adding that it “will be coming out soon.” The new edition, called Fearless (Taylor’s Version), will feature six new songs.
“My version of Fearless will have 26 songs on it, because I’ve decided to add songs from the vault, which are songs that almost made the original Fearless album,” she said. “I’ve now gone back and recorded those, so that everybody will be able to hear, not only the songs that made the album, but the songs that almost made it. The full picture.”
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! 💛💛 #TaylorSwiftOnGMAhttps://t.co/UQUu2QuE6Opic.twitter.com/8ZvZBmvgiR
The cover of Fearless (Taylor’s Version) debuted on GMA, before Swift shared it on social media. In a hidden message within the cover debut post, Swift revealed that Fearless (Taylor’s Version) is due out April 9.
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Fans first began speculating that Swift was releasing a re-recorded song from the past after Shazam revealed the new title for “Love Story.”
“Taylor’s Version” trends on Twitter after Shazam revealed the official new title of the "Love Story" re-recording. pic.twitter.com/7Z0RgOarRz
Swift was free to re-record her old songs in November. The journey to her musical freedom began in July 2019, when Scooter Braun bought the rights to her records recorded with Big Machine. Swift, who was disappointed with the sale, then penned a passionate open letter condemning Braun and Big Machine and kicking off a highly public feud.
However, according to Swift, even though she couldn’t own her original masters, her contract allowed her to re-record her music at a point in the future. Swift then announced that she planned on re-recording her first five albums when the time came.
Swift spoke with GMA‘s Robin Roberts in August 2019 about her plan to re-record her music and how “excited” she was about it.
“That’s true and it’s something that I’m very excited about doing because my contract says that starting November 2020, so next year, I can record albums one through five all over again,” Swift said. “I’m very excited about it. I just think that artists deserve to own their own work. I just feel very passionately about that.”
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