It's been a great year for Swifties - Folklore, Evermore, and now Fearless (Taylor's Version). The singer recently revealed how she went about re-recording the 2008 Grammy-winning album. And lucky for you, we've got everything you need to know.
Taylor Swift took every detail into account and upped her game while re-creating the album. "In terms of production, I really wanted to stay very loyal to the initial melodies that I had thought of for these songs," she told PEOPLE. "And so we really did go in and try to create a 'the same but better' version. We kept all the same parts that I initially dreamed up for these songs. But if there was any way that we could improve upon the sonic quality, we did."
"We just kind of took all the knowledge that we've acquired over decades of playing this music and applied that to it," Taylor continued. "But yeah, I did go in line by line and listen to every single vocal and think, you know, what are my inflections here. If I can improve upon it, I did. But I really did want this to be very similar to what I initially thought of and what I had initially written. But better. Obviously." That's our girl!!
Fearless (Taylor's Version) was released on April 9, but she's been releasing some of the re-recorded songs from it for a few months. The singer upgraded the (already amazing) album in more ways than her vocal skills: the new version includes all of the 19 tracks from the platinum edition, Swift's 2010 single Today Was a Fairytale, and six more "From the Vault" songs that were left out of the original 2008 recording.
@taylorswift13 just a thought, U should go in & re-record all the songs that U don’t own the masters on exactly how U did them but put brand new art & some kind of incentive so fans will no longer buy the old versions. I’d buy all of the new versions just to prove a point 💁🏼♀️— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) July 13, 2019
And Tay is just getting started: she's planning to do the same thing with five other albums to own the master recordings of her older catalog after the music scandal with record executive Scooter Braun. In celebration of the much-anticipated release, Swifties have been circulating this 2019 tweet from Kelly Clarkson, where she suggests the Grammy-winning performer re-record all of the songs she doesn't own. While we don't know if the talk show host was the inspiration behind Taylor's project, we always love to see two powerful women supporting one another! Check out all the songs included in the latest version of Fearless here.