Taylor Swift has released the new version of her superhit song, Love Story. After releasing two new albums last year, the singer is not slowing down. She released a re-recorded version of her 2008 single, Love Story.
The singer re-released as Love Story (Taylor’s Version). The song was released back in 2008. She will continue to bring in more surprises as she announced she will be re-releasing all her tracks from before. The lyric video of the new version of Love Story has clips and photographs from the Fearless Era.
At the end of the video, Taylor gives her signature hand heart with a message on the screen that reads, “”With love to all my fans.” The singer had announced on Good Morning America that she completed her first re-recording of her second album, Fearless. She announced that the re-recording will include the original tracklist. However, it will also include six never-before-heard songs.
She described it as ‘songs from the vault’. The singer had already teased that the album was coming soon. She shared a hidden message within her statement which revealed the date as April 9th.
Taylor earned her first Grammy with Fearless which included one for the coveted album of the year. Back in 2019, the singer confirmed that she will be re-recording her songbook which includes Taylor Swift (2006), Fearless (2008), Speak Now (2010), Red (2012), 1989 (2014), and 2017’s Reputation.
This will be to offset the controversial $300 million deal between Scooter Braun and Big Machine Label Group founder Scott Borchetta. The singer owns the masters to her Lover, Folklore, and Evermore albums. These albums were released under her new deal with Republic Records and Universal Music Group.
Taylor Is Re-Recording All Her Former Albums
Fans have been waiting and speculating how Taylor’s re-recordings will sound like. The singer gave a brief preview of the re-recorded version of Love Story to a marketing campaign back in December. This was for a dating website written by Ryan Reynolds.
She tweeted at the time, “Okay so while my new re-records are NOT done, my friend @VancityReynolds asked me if he could use a snippet of one for a LOLsome commercial he wrote so… here’s a sneak peak of Love Story! Working hard to get the music to you soon!!”
With the announcement of her new rendition, Taylor will be busy this year. she surprised her fans with the release of her eighth and ninth studio album, Folklore and Evermore. She also released a Disney+ special.
After its release on July 24, Folklore became the first album to sell a million copies in the U.S. last year. she also received Grammy nominations for Album of the Year and Pop Vocal Album.
The Lover singer also received song of the year and best pop solo performance nods for Cardigan. She wrote the song with Dessner. Another one of her songs, Exile features Bon Iver is also set up for best pop duo/ group performance. Meanwhile, Evermore ranked as No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for the non-consecutive week.
Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun continue their feud as the singer took to Twitter to respond to the recent reports. It has been reported that Scooter has recently sold Big Machine Label Group.
Taylor Addresses Scooter Braun Feud
The label includes the master rights of Taylor’s first six albums. According to an entertainment portal, the sale has exceeded the $300 million that Scooter’s company had initially paid back in 2019; in order to purchase Taylor’s former record label.
The singer tweeted two screenshots which included a lengthy message to her fans and also a letter. The letter consists of her saying that she sent the investment fund that purchased the rights to her master recordings for Scooter. She captioned the post writing, “Been getting a lot of questions about the recent sale of my old masters. I hope this clears things up.”
The singer explained how her team had hoped to make a deal with Scooter to regain ownership of her masters. However, she shared that Scooter’s side had insisted on her signing an NDA to ensure she would never speak a negative word about the manager. Because of this, the terms of the deals were unfinished.
Taylor clarified, “A few weeks ago my team received a letter from a private equity company called Shamrock Holdings; letting us know that they had bought 100% of my music, videos, and album art from Scooter Braun”. She further added that this was the second time her music has been sold without her knowledge. The Lover singer shared that they wanted her to reach out before the sale to let her know.
“Scooter’s Participation Is A Non-Starter For Me.”
She added that Scooter had required that they make no contact with her or her team or the deal be put off. The singer continued and said she was excited to be working with Shamrock. However, she shared how her feelings changed after she was informed the manager will make money off her music.
“As soon as we started communication with Shamrock, I learned that under their terms Scooter Braun will continue to profit off my old musical catalog for many years,” she wrote. “I was hopeful and open to the possibility of a partnership with Shamrock, but Scooter’s participation is a non-starter for me.”
However, despite the drama, the Grammy winner revealed that she is allowed to re-record her songs from her first six albums. She is currently signed to Republic Records and Universal Music Group.