Taylor Swift is fearless


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Taylor Swift is trying to stop people from buying the original Fearless album produced with Big Machine Records.

Taylor Swift’s long-awaited rerelease of her album Fearless is finally here. Along with rerecording old songs, Swift also releases several songs “from the vault,” which had never been recorded.

Swift has begun to rerecord and rerelease her earlier albums to gain back creative and financial control of them. Singer Kelly Clarkson tweeted Swift the idea after her old label sold her albums to an umbrella company owned by Scooter Braun. “ You should go in & re-record all the songs that you don’t own the masters on exactly how you did them but put brand new art & some kind of incentive so fans will no longer buy the old versions,” Clarkson said. “I’d buy all of the new versions just to prove a point.”

Swift wanted to be able to own the iconic music she had created. She said she had been trying to get her work back for years but was shut down. She also had no idea about the sale of the albums and called it her “worse-case scenario.”

Even though she couldn’t get her original work back, she is making the best of it, starting with the album Fearless. People seem to be loving the new versions of the songs as well as the ones never heard before. “I really did want this to be very true to what I initially thought of and what I had initially written. But better. Obviously,” Swift said to People magazine.

Fans who listened to the album as young kids are now relating to the music and jamming out with friends while driving. A trend went around on Tik Tok having girls ask their boyfriends to break up with them for the night so they could fully experience the songs.

People are loving the new “from the vault songs.” “My favorite song is Mr. Perfectly Fine.” sophomore Gillian Berman said. “I think the drama with Joe Jonas is funny and it’s really interesting to think about how she wrote that song about him 10 years ago. It’s also a really good and catchy song.”

Overall, the response to the new release has been positive and fans are looking forward to the rest of the rerecorded albums to come out.