Getting excited about some of Taylor Swift’s rejuvenated albums | Opinion
BIn 2019, Taylor Swift discovered that her previous management, Big Machine, had sold her records to Ithaca Holdings, owned by music director Scooter Braun, without her consent. She then announced that she would be re-recording her old albums so that she could own her old work.
“Artists should own their own work for so many reasons,” Swift wrote in a March 2021 Instagram post. “But most blatantly, only the artist really knows this work.”
Much to my enthusiasm, on April 8, she released “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” which included 26 songs and six never-released tracks. My personal favorites are “Mr. Perfectly Fine” and “We Were Happy” and I’ve spent a lot of night trips in my car screaming with them. Hearing my favorite re-recorded childhood songs such as “You Belong with Me” and “Love Story” was also a highlight of the album.
After months of letting fans guess at what will be re-recorded on June 18, Swift took to Twitter to announce her re-recording of “Red.” She said, “The next album I’m going to release is my version of ‘Red’, which will be released on November 19th. This will be the first time you’ll hear the 30 songs that were supposed to continue on Red. And hey, one of them even lasts ten minutes.
Due to the announcement of her upcoming re-recording as “Red”, many fans, including me, were pleasantly surprised when on Friday September 17th, she released her re-recording of “Wildest Dreams”, which is from another. album. of his, “1989”.
I remember checking my phone after waking up at 11am and seeing it was out and screaming in pure excitement.
Swift didn’t just do this at random; she’s smart and has a reason for every decision. After seeing TikTok users use the Slow Zoom Filter to lip-sync with “Wildest Dreams,” she decided to take action.
“If you want to use my version of Wildest Dreams for the slow zoom trend, here it is!” Swift wrote in an article on her TikTok page. “I felt cute could drop the whole song later,” she said. Spoiler alert, she did.
As a longtime Swiftie, hearing the re-recording of “Wildest Dreams” was really the highlight of my week. With the increasingly rigorous academic load of school and the feeling of exhaustion, it was nice to listen to one of my all-time favorite songs.
With the release of “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)”, it also gives fuel to fan theories that she will go on to release the full re-recording of “1989”.
On November 19, the full version of the re-recording of “Red” will be available on all major music platforms. You can stream “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)” on most major music platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Music right now, while you wait for the latest installment in their discography.