Taylor Swift Reimagines Her Old Songs With Her New Album
The singer re-releases her version of her album Red.
Fans of Taylor Swift no longer have to wait as the singer has just re-released her version of her album Red, which had previously been released on October 22nd, 2012. Swift had announced the re-release date in an Instagram reel, promising that the album is ‘worth the wait’.
Swift’s initial release of her fourth album Red saw the singer move away from her country roots and into a more mainstream pop sound. It became one of the most acclaimed albums of its decade. For six of her albums, including Red, Swift had a contract with Big Machine Records under which she stated to have no control over her masters. A master recording being the first recording of a song from which thousands of copies are made and the person who owns the masters has complete control of it, able to sell and make as many copies as they like. In Swift’s case that person was Scooter Braun who according to a Tumblr post she made, created an environment of ‘incessant, manipulative bullying’. Therefore, once her contract with the label had ended, she signed with Republic Records who gave her ownership of the masters of her new and upcoming songs, prompting the singer to re-release her version of older songs. By re-recording old songs, ‘something was healed along the way’, declared the singer in a heartfelt Instagram post.
This week Taylor Swift posted about her excitement for the newly re-released album Red, stating that it ‘is about to be mine again’, finally able to re-empower herself through the control of her own and truly earned work.
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