Unless you’ve been living under the rock, it’s safe to say that everyone knows Taylor Swift has officially begun sharing re-recordings of her old music, as she first promised to do back in 2019, shortly after it was announced that Scooter Braun had acquired her former label, along with the masters of her previous records.
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And so, she ushered in an era of nostalgia on Friday, February 12, by sharing her version of “Love Story,” telling fans that the re-recording of her second studio album, Fearless, would follow suit a few months later. But what caught our attention was the fact that she decided to choose Fearless, and not her self-titled debut, which was released in 2006. Fans certainly have their theories, ranging from it being one of her most well-known albums to the fact that Fearless made its appearance in 2008, aka 13 years ago, Taylor’s lucky number.
Speaking to Republic Records / MCA Nashville, Taylor explained, “I always gravitated towards Fearless because I think that, as an album, it was a real coming-of-age,” she explained. “And I look back on that album and it fills me with such pride, and it was an album about hope, and lessons learned, and the effervescence of teenage youth and all that. What more fun than to go back and explore that?”
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Taylor added that she tried to keep her updated version as close to the original as possible, save for the six (!!) new songs she plans to share with fans. “The additional songs that I’ve added are songs that I think add insight into what the album almost was, because every time you make an album, you leave some songs off, and I think it’s really cool that the fans will get to have the full picture this time around,” she said.