VALLEY Reviews: Taylor Swift’s Fearless (Taylor’s Version)

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The 2008 hit album “Fearless” by Taylor Swift sunk the hearts of teenagers everywhere with iconic tracks like “Love Story,” “Forever and Always,” and “You Belong with Me;” and left everyone feeling as though they were going through a painful breakup – significant other or not. 

 “Fearless” is Swift’s first re-recording in the set of six albums that she lost the rights of after signing with her previous label Big Machine Records. After this occurred, Swift went through a tough and degrading battle with her label to gain the rights to her music and be able to sing them once again.

This album was too good not to scream out the windows of your car with your girlfriends to that ex that broke your heart, so it only made sense that Swift put everyone in their feels again. 

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In 2019, it was announced that the master recordings for Taylor Swift’s first six albums were going to be sold along with her first label, Big Machine Records, to the manager Scooter Braun’s company, which then left Swift without the rights to use her own music. This leaves Braun profiting off of Swift’s music instead of her. She then signed with a new label, Republic Records, which is owned by Universal Music Group. This is when she decided that she would rerecord each of her albums for herself, while also bringing some songs “out of the vault,” which were not upset about at all. 

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Never been heard before songs that debuted on “Fearless” (Taylor’s Version) reminisced Swift’s 18-year-old heartbreak that fans speculate Joe Jonas inspired many of the songs and we were given bangers like “Mr. Perfectly Fine,” “We Were Happy” and “Bye Bye Baby.” The Jonas Brother and Swift called it quits in 2008 after an infamous short phone call where Jonas broke her heart. 

Sophie Turner had the perfect response when she posted the song to her Instagram story and tagged the songwriter saying “It’s not NOT a bop.” Swift, a known “Game of Thrones” fan, then replied by saying “Forever bending the knee for the [queen] of the North.” 

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Now, Swift only owns all her albums after “Lover” debuted in 2019. All of the albums leading up to this (except “Reputation”) Swift said she is working on rerecording. Due to legal contacts, “Reputation” sadly can’t be rerecorded until November of 2022, but we’ll all be waiting. 

Swift has been nonstop dropping albums left and right. First by releasing “Folklore” and “Evermore” in 2020, and now her rerecorded “Fearless.”

She is known for dropping Easter eggs and her fans have definitely picked them up. Many Swifties (Taylor’s fans) believe that the next album to drop will be “1989” since it was revealed that the song ‘Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)’ will be featured in the new movie, “Spirit Untamed,” which comes out on June 4, 2021. This has fans hoping a rerecording will be dropped in the following month of July. 

“Fearless” (Taylor’s Version) brings back those middle school feelings of screaming these songs but now makes them much more relatable to the 20-something-year-olds that we are today. 

VALLEY can’t wait to go headfirst into all of Taylor Swift’s new albums to come. 



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