Taylor Swift Releases Re-recording Of hit 2008 “Fearless” album: Taylor Swift just dropped her first full re-released album AKA Fearless Taylor’s Version and we have so much to discuss! Let’s get into it!
The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Taylor Swift just put out her. first re-released album after the years-long battle with Scooter Braun and Big Machine.
Records’ Scott Borchetta over her masters. We’ve all been waiting for this moment ever since Taylor announced in 2019 on Good Morning.
America that she had plans to re-record her music as soon as her contract would allow her to. “Starting November 2020 so next year I can record albums 1 through 5 all over again so.
And you’ll do that? I’m very excited about it.” And now, after plenty of Easter eggs, sneak peeks, even hearing teases from other celebs
like Olivia Rodrigo and Conan Gray… We were all able to listen to not only the re-recorded Fearless tracks but also the
six “from the vault” tracks. So let’s break down the “from the vault” songs that we haven’t already heard.
We’ve all already dissected You All Over Me and Mr. Perfectly Fine so we’re not going to get into those right now. I linked another Clevver video above for you if you want more on those tracks.
Let’s first discuss “We Were Happy.” Taylor revealed in a recent post that Keith Urban would be singing background vocals on this track and it’s dreamier than we ever could’ve imagined.
While the ballad is sonically stunning, in typical Fearless fashion, it’s also deeply It heartbreaking when you listen to the lyrics.
In the song, Taylor sings about a relationship that didn’t work out the way she’d hoped. And as People Magazine perfectly puts it, We Were Happy feels like it could be White Horse’s cousin both lyrically and instrumentally.
But in this track, Taylor is singing about her feelings of guilt due to falling out of love with an ex and the lost future they dreamed of together.
This track also reminds us of another Fearless song, Breath. In Breathe, Taylor sings about the most difficult
break up is when it’s no one’s fault, but you have to say goodbye anyway.
In We Were Happy, Taylor sings, “We used to watch the sun go down on the boats in the water / That’s sort of how I feel right now / And goodbye’s so much harder ’cause we were happy.” Heartbreaking, I know. I’m already getting emotional and it’s only the first track we’ve dissected.
Let’s move on to “That’s When,” which also features Keith Urban. On this track, Taylor and Keith sing as the roles of two exes who look back on a relationship that took a turn for the worse.
They sing about whether or not to let someone back in after a betrayal in a relationship. According to Genius, That’s When was originally written for Fearless and sung just by Taylor, but it ended up getting cut.
So when she brought the song out of the vault, she decided to make it a duet, and who better to sing alongside her than Keith?!
The reviews quickly started flooding in with fans calling it things like “the most elegant, heavenly, and gorgeous collaborations ever.” And we truly couldn’t agree more.
Keith also took to social media to thank Taylor for including him on her re-released album saying “I hadn’t heard our voices together since sitting in with you on the 1989 tour in Toronto !!! Magic! Congrats TS – you’ve got some gems in that vault !!!!!!! Thanks
for having me join you on a couple of them.” So much love all around! Ok now let’s dive into “Don’t You.”
While “Don’t You” is originally from Taylor’s Fearless era, she worked on it with her longtime producer Jack Antonoff,
so it serves up both nostalgia-Taylor and modern-Taylor all at the same time.
The combo we never knew we needed, but now cannot live without. The song lyrically reminds us of many of her
other Fearless tracks, but it sounds like many of the other songs Taylor and Jack have worked together on her Lover, Folklore, and Evermore albums.
In “Don’t You,” Taylor sings about running into an ex and romanticizing their past. She dives into feeling the pain of their history together and doesn’t understand how her ex doesn’t feel the same sadness that she does.
Eventually, Taylor sings about picking herself up and moving on with her life, but not wanting to pretend that they’re friends.
The lyrics go “So I walk outta here tonight / Try to go on with my life / And you can say, “We’re still friends” / I don’t wanna pretend.”
Again, Taylor is bringing us back to our teenage days with these lyrics, but for real, I think everyone has felt that feeling before!
Ok, and last but not least song “from the vault” is “Bye Bye Baby” Bye Bye Baby has many of Taylor’s favorite
Fearless era motifs to include in songs like driving, metaphors, heartbreak, saying goodbye to a former lover, and oh yeah… an INCREDIBLE
Fans cannot get over the bridge in this song. And neither can we. It feels like the perfect way to end Taylor’s version of the Fearless album because it taps into so many of the Fearless themes while also showing off Taylor’s impressive vocals.
What’s not to love?!
And while it isn’t technically “from the vault,” we have to give an honorable mention to the Love Story (Elvira Remix) because it’s a total bop and we’ll be dancing to it all weekend.
Fans have been obsessing over the entire re-released Fearless album… so much so that it reached the number one trending spot on Twitter in just minutes.
Others pointed out that Taylor’s Version of Fearless reached #1 on the US iTunes albums chart in less than 10 minutes, which is the fastest of the year.
And the significance of Taylor releasing this album is not lost on us at all. She is changing the future of the music industry with this major move and she’s only just getting started.
Taylor still has four more albums that she is currently contractually able to re-record. That means more re-recorded albums and potentially more “from the vault” tracks.
Taylor Swift Releases Re-recording Of hit 2008 “Fearless” Album