Taylor Swift has released a new version of Love Story, along with a lyric video.
The 31-year-old confirmed she would be re-recording her first six albums, following a battle with Scooter Braun over her masters.
Appearing on Good Morning America on Thursday, she announced that a fresh version of Fearless – which was first released in 2008 – was on the way.
And, true to form, the Look What You Made Me Do singer dropped her new Love Story on fans this morning.
If this wasn’t enough, she also shared an official lyric video to accompany the song – complete with throwback clips thought to be from the Fearless era.
Addressing those who had followed her career, she ended the video with the message: ‘With love to all my fans.’
Taylor explained that Fearless (Taylor’s version) would be on the way soon, with 26 reimagined songs – double the 13 tracks that were on the original album.
Spilling the beans on previously unheard bops. she said: ‘I’ve decided to add songs from the vault, which are songs that almost made the original Fearless album, but I’ve now gone back and recorded those so that everyone will be able to hear not only the songs that made the album but the songs that almost made it – the full picture.’
Sharing a longer statement on her social media page, she continued: ‘I’ve spoken a lot about why I’m remaking my first six albums, but the way I’ve chosen to do this will hopefully help illuminate where I’m coming from.
‘Artists should own their own work for so many reasons, but the most screamingly obvious one is that the artist is the only one who really *knows* that body of work.
‘For example, only I know which songs I wrote that almost made the Fearless album. Songs I absolutely adored, but were help back for different reasons (Don’t want too many breakup songs, don’t want too many down tempo songs, can’t fit that many songs on a physical ed).’
‘Those reasons seem unnecessary now,’ Taylor continued. ‘I’ve decided I want you to have the whole story, see the entire vivid picture, and let you into the entire dreamscape that is my Fearless album.
‘That’s why I’ve chosen to include six never before released songs on my version of this album, written when I was between the ages of 16 and 18, these were the ones it killed me to leave behind.
‘This process has been more fulfilling and emotional than I could’ve imagined and has made me even more determined to re-record all of my music.
‘I hope you’ll like this first outing as much as I liked traveling back in time to recreate it.’
We can’t wait to hear more.
Credit: Original article published here.