It looks like Taylor Swift’s fans are in for a big surprise!
On April 9, 2021, the beautiful singer released the re-recorded version of her second album, Fearless. Initially unveiled in November 2008, the album featured thirteen tracks, out of which eight were written by Swift alone and five co-written with Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose, John Rich, and Colbie Caillat. The latest recording Fearless (Taylor’s Version), offers twenty-six tracks, including six unreleased songs from the previous album. Soon after the release, the singer shared lyrical videos of all the songs on her official Youtube Channel.
Join us while we share some glimpses from her latest album.
The backdrop of Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
The news about Swift releasing a re-recorded version of Fearless came to light on February 11, 2021, when she appeared on Good Morning America to announce a rendition of her song Love Story. At the time, the singer revealed that she had finished recording the new version of Fearless and would release it soon. Swift even opened up about the album featuring six new songs that couldn’t make it to the final record in 2008.
The ten-time Grammy winner said she decided to add some tracks from the vault so that her followers could enjoy both the rendition of songs from her previous album and the new ones. A day before the release, she shared parts of her recorded songs on different social media platforms, while requesting singers like Conan Gray and Olivia Rodrigo, who had previously shared videos of singing and dancing to her songs White Horse and You Belong With Me, to join her.
Even though Fearless was her second album, it was the first release with Big Machine Records, and it helped Swift get her first Grammy for album of the year in 2010. In March 2021, the Shake It Off singer released her first vault song, You All Over Me, featuring singer Maren Morris. Then in the first week of April, she released her second vault song, Mr. Perfectly Fine, after which she unveiled the song, That’s When featuring singer Keith Urban and the third vault song When We Were Happy.
An unbroken promise
In 2019, Swift announced that she would record her songbook to counteract the $300 million deal between her former record label Big Machine and Scooter Braun. The announcement came after Scooter Braun acquired Big Machine and received ownership of Swift's first six smashing albums – Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989, and Reputation. When Swift signed a contract with Republic Records in 2018, she had to leave behind those masterpieces, and that's when she decided to re-record her albums.
While recording the new version of Fearless, the singer released two new albums named Folklore and Evermore. On March 15, 2021, during the 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony, Swift received her third Grammy for her album Folklore, making her the only female solo singer to win a Grammy three times for the album of the year.