Taylor’s Version

Taylor Swift re-records studio albums to gain ownership of her music

Singer-songwriterTaylor Swift has, without a doubt, broken many records and created an insurmountable fanbase. As she is currently on her 6th stadium tour, “The Eras Tour,” she declared an announcement that all “Swifties” have been waiting for. On Friday, May 5th 2023, she publicized to her Nashville crowd that her next re-recording will be her 3rd studio album, Speak Now. Swift’s ex-manager, Scooter Braun, and ex-record label, Big Machine, took the ownership of Swift’s first 6 studio albums without her consent. This was clearly unfair and cruel. Her contract broke with Scooter in 2019 resulting in her owning albums written after that time period.
Due to this, the “All Too Well” singer decided to re-record the albums causing her to once again gain possession of her past art. To establish to the listeners that she now owns it, she will put (Taylor’s Version) next to the song and album. Swift has already re-recorded Fearless and Red, and is in the process of revisiting Debut, Speak Now, 1989, and Reputation. The list of albums she owns contains Lover, Folklore, Evermore, and Midnights. With the re-recordings also come extra unreleased tracks that Swift had written during the time period of the album, which she calls “vault tracks”.
Swifties are ecstatic about the news, but 7th grader Marly O’Gorman has more to say then most. “I’m really happy that she gets to re-record them because she gets ownership of all her songs and gets to take credit for them,” Marly said. “I’m really excited for the vault tracks and to see if the songs are similar to the original Speak Now. Out of all the songs on the album, I’m the most excited to hear ‘Long Live’ because it’s dedicated to the fans.”
Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) will be released on all streaming platforms on Saturday, July 7, 2023. This will be the perfect way to kick off the summer.