Taylor Swift has completed re-recording her hit 2008 album Fearless – together with six beforehand unreleased tracks – and teased the discharge date in a cryptic message to followers.
The US pop star is busy re-creating her first six albums – together with Pink and 1989 – following a high-profile and really acrimonious grasp recording dispute with music mogul Scooter Braun.
She revealed on Good Morning America the information that the tune Love Story was going to be the primary to be launched.
Swift, 31, additionally posted extra info on her social media channels together with a cryptic code signalling the complete album can be launched on 9 April.
Talking on the US breakfast present, Swift stated: “I am so excited to share with you that tonight at midnight I shall be placing out my model of my tune Love Story, which was initially on my album Fearless.
“I’ve now completed re-recording all of Fearless, which shall be popping out quickly.
“My model of Fearless can have 26 songs on it as a result of I’ve determined so as to add songs from the vault, that are songs that just about made the unique Fearless album, however I’ve now gone again and recorded these so that everybody will be capable of hear not solely the songs that made the album however the songs that just about made it, the complete image.”
In her social media publish, by which Swift known as the album “Taylor’s model”, she informed followers: “Artists ought to personal their work for therefore many causes, however essentially the most screamingly apparent one is that the artist is the one one who actually *is aware of* that physique of labor.
“For instance, solely I do know which songs I wrote that just about made the Fearless album, songs I completely adored however had been held again for various causes (don’t desire too many breakup songs, don’t desire too many down tempo songs, cannot match that many songs on a bodily CD).
“These causes appear pointless now. I’ve determined I need you to have the entire story, see the whole vivid image, and allow you to into the whole dreamscape that’s my Fearless album.”
She stated she had written the beforehand unreleased the tracks which shall be included within the new album between the ages of 16 and 18 and that it had “killed” her to go away them behind.
I’m thrilled to inform you that my new model of Fearless (Taylor’s Model) is finished and shall be with you quickly. It has 26 songs together with 6 by no means earlier than launched songs from the vault. Love Story (Taylor’s Model) shall be out tonight. Pre-order now at https://t.co/NqBDS6cGFl 💛💛 pic.twitter.com/Vjyy2gA72O
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 11, 2021
The rights to Swift’s early work had been offered for a reported $300m (round £216m) final 12 months by her former file label Large Machine.
On the time Swift stated she hadn’t been given the choice to purchase again her music, and accused Braun of “incessant, manipulative bullying”.
On his half, Braun stated Swift had been supplied the choice on the situation she signed a brand new 10-year deal. He additionally stated he had received numerous death threats following their public dispute.
By re-recording her music, Swift hopes to re-direct income from use of the outdated tracks in TV, movie, adverts and streams to the brand new re-recorded variations.
Swift moved to Common Music Group in November 2018 in a deal guaranteeing she maintained the rights to her work.
She has since launched the critically acclaimed albums Lover, Folklore and Evermore on the label.