Taylor Swift surprise releases another re-recorded single

Continues to keep her fans wondering what she will do next

Taylor Swift surprise releases another re-recorded single

Hannah Race, Reporter

For those of you who may not know, Taylor Swift has been re-recording her past albums and releasing them with “(Taylor’s Version)” on the end of the titles. She is doing this because Big Machine Records would not give her the masters to her albums, so she is slowly re-recording them to finally own the songs herself. 

So far, this has brought the world “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” and “Red (Taylor’s Version),” as well as singles off of “1989” like “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)” and “This Love (Taylor’s Version),” the latter of which was released at midnight on May 6. This song is one of my personal favorites on “1989,” so I was very excited to compare the two versions of the song.

At first, I didn’t know what to expect with her vocal maturity, because when she originally released “1989,” she fully switched to being a pop artist. There was not a Southern twang in her voice in “1989,” unlike her previous albums. I think that her vocal maturity is harder to hear in  “This Love (Taylor’s Version),” because of the loss of the accent. However, by the end of the song, I could hear how she has progressed in some of the vocals, especially with her background singing. Somehow, she managed to make the song even more pleasing to the ear. 

Swift has taken these re-recordings as a positive opportunity to make her songs even more exciting and overall keep her fans on their toes. She has been releasing vault tracks along with the new versions of songs off of her album and on occasion released singles and vault tracks before albums were released. It’s unclear what to expect from her next because she released “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” and “Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault)” before releasing “Fearless (Taylor’s Version),” but didn’t release anything before “Red (Taylor’s Version)” was released. 

She did, however, release a short film for “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” and a music video for “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault).” Fan theories conflict on whether she will release “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” next, because she has also been hinting at “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).” I don’t think it would be shocking for her to release two singles off of “1989” and then drop “Speak Now,” especially because she released merchandise for both albums on May 6 before she released “This Love (Taylor’s Version).” I am excited to see what else Swift has in store–maybe she’ll throw another curveball.

Rating: 4/5 paws