Taylor Swift Pronounces Midnight Launch Of Re-Recorded ‘Love Story’ – .
Taylor Swift is sticking to her big promise: The singer-songwriter announced today on Good Morning America that she has completely revised and expanded her 2008 album Fearless and that she will release her first single “Love Story” at midnight tonight.
Fearless: Taylor’s version is the first of six planned re-recordings from albums originally released on their former Big Machine label. Swift promised to re-record the albums after the Big Machine master recordings were sold to Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings in 2019 – a sale that infuriated the singer. At the time, Swift described Braun as a bully and that in her “worst nightmares” she never imagined that he would end up with her catalog. (Braun has since sold the catalog to Shamrock Holdings.)
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Swift’s plan is to re-record all six albums to encourage their legion of fans to choose their new versions over the old ones.
On today’s ABC morning show, Swift announced the midnight release of “Love Story” and said the upcoming release of the entire newly recorded Fearless album would contain 26 songs – twice the number on the original album. She described the additional music, which includes six never-before-released songs, as “out of the vault,” explaining that the previously unreleased songs were almost on the original album.
On her social media accounts today, Swift continued explaining her reasons for re-recording Fearless, writing, “I’ve talked a lot about why I’m doing my first six albums, but the way I chose to do it, will hopefully shed some light on where I’m from. Artists should own their own work for so many reasons, but the most screaming is that the artist is the only one who really knows that work. For example, only I know what songs I wrote that almost made the ‘Fearless’ album. Songs that I absolutely loved but that have been withheld for various reasons (I don’t want too many breakup songs, I don’t want too many down tempo songs, I can’t fit that many songs on one physical CD).
“These reasons now seem unnecessary. I’ve decided that you have the full story, see the entire living picture, and let you immerse yourself in the entire dreamscape that is my ‘Fearless’ album. This is why I decided to include 6 never before released songs in my version of this album that were written when I was between 16 and 18 years old. These killed me leaving them behind. “
See the GMA segment and Swift’s Twitter post below.
MORE: @ taylorswift13 says the new re-recorded version of their “Fearless” album contains 26 songs because it contains “from the vault songs” that almost made the album but didn’t. 💛💛 # TaylorSwiftOnGMA https://t.co/EJUDL2Iqjk
– Good Morning America @ (@GMA) February 11, 2021
I’m happy to announce that my new version of Fearless (Taylor’s version) is ready and will be with you soon. It has 26 songs including 6 never before released songs from the vault. Love Story (Taylor’s version) will be released tonight. Pre-order now at https://t.co/NqBDS6cGFl 💛💛 pic.twitter.com/Vjyy2gA72O
– Taylor Swift (@ taylorswift13) February 11, 2021