After the successful release of the first Taylor’s Version, Fearless, comes the highly-anticipated second one, Red! Not only do we get 30 songs, but it seems like we will also have a 10-minute version of one of her most heart-wrenching tracks, All Too Well. How amazing is that?! Burning red, indeed!
The masters of the pop icon remain in the hands of Scooter Braun. That’s why she announced way back that she’ll be releasing her own iterations of her past works called, Taylor’s Version.
On April 9, 2021, she released her first-ever re-recording, Fearless. The new set is her ninth No. 1 and scores the biggest week of 2021 for any album. It launched with 291,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending April 15, according to MRC Data.
As per Billboard, Fearless (Taylor’s Version) is the only No. 1 album of its kind: a re-recording of an artist’s (own or another’s) previously released album.
This proves that the power that the pop legend holds is undeniable and still pretty intact. Taylor Swift clearly is one of the best artists in the history of music to be able to pull this off. And us Swifties have been very supportive of this ever since her battle against Scooter. She deserves to do this and the success she achieved with it.
With this said, the amazing storyteller announced in her social media accounts—both on Twitter and Instagram—that the next album that she will re-record is Red. Taylor being Taylor wrote a heartfelt post. It described how the album resembled a heartbroken person.
“Musically and lyrically, Red resembled a heartbroken person. It was all over the place, a fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end. Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, wild, and tortured by memories past.”
The talented singer also shared her experience of recording it again and how it healed her.
“Like trying on pieces of a new life, I went into the studio and experimented with different sounds and collaborators. And I’m not sure if it was pouring my thoughts into this album, hearing thousands of your voices sing the lyrics back to me in passionate solidarity, or if it was simply time, but something was healed along the way.”
The beautiful post also contained words of advice for people in the process of moving on. Like how she tried to move on when she wrote Red way back then. She always finds a way to write a letter to her fans while also delivering amazing news. To read the whole post, here it is.
Swifties all over the world continue to rejoice. Not only did we receive two groundbreaking and revolutionary albums last year with Folklore and Evermore. We also got the re-recording of Fearless along with the Vault songs. And now, we are soon to receive Red (Taylor’s Version) too?!
The album is set to be released this year on November 19. And we are incredibly excited. (How is November so far? *cries in red tears*) I don’t wanna be lost in translation and I don’t want to ask for too much. It’s fine. I can wait. (If you get the reference, I love you)
Queen, it’s fine. Keep it coming. Don’t let us breathe. Let your amazing musical prowess shine down upon us. Let’s do 1989 next!
Rapha is a person born between the generations of Millenial and Gen Z. He was produced by Cavite State University (Main Campus) with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. The lad has a fresh take on things, but can still stay true to his roots. He writes anything in Pop Culture as long as it suits his taste (if it doesn't, it's for work). He loves to wander around the cosmos and comes back with a story to publish.