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Taylor Swift Teases Surprises to Come While Talking About Re-Recordings

Taylor Swift Teases Surprises to Come While Talking About Re-Recordings

Taylor Swift is opening up about her re-recording process ahead of the release of her first single from the upcoming re-recorded albums!

The 31-year-old entertainer announced today that she will drop Fearless (Taylor’s Version) on April 9 and the re-recorded version of “Love Story” is being released tonight at midnight.

Taylor said in a new interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music that she was doing her re-recordings at the same time she was making Evermore.

“I was allowed to start rerecording my music in November. By then we had a great deal of evermore done. I had shot a music video for ‘willow,’ but I was still writing and I was still recording. So there would be days where I’d be recording ‘You Belong With Me’ and then I’d be recording a song like ‘Happiness,’ which is on evermore. And it made me feel really proud of sort of the scope of things,” Taylor said.

She continued, “And looking back when I was a teenager and I would write about my troubles in high school and the drama and the pining away and all that stuff, that was all so valid to me at that time in my life. Just as much as evermore is so valid to my happiness at this time in my life. So I’ve really felt very grateful lately for people giving me the ability to grow up creatively. And I know there have been snags and there’ve been times where people have been like, ‘I don’t like her.’ Several times, but for the most part, I feel a great amount of gratitude that I was able to make music from the time I was a teenager to the time that I’m 31.”

Click inside to read what else Taylor Swift said about the re-recordings and surprises to come…

Taylor was asked if she feels closer to the old music after re-recording the songs.

“Yes, it does. It makes me feel really close to those songs again. And it also reminds me that obviously I want to keep a lot of cool surprises for the fans until I’m ready to show them fully to everyone,” she said.

Taylor continued, “But the reason that I feel so passionately that artists should own their catalogs is because if you are the creator of all of this music, you’re the only one who actually knows the ins and the outs of it. You’re the only one who knows what almost was written. You’re the only one who knows the kind of secrets of the journey of making this music. So you’re actually the only one who has the ability to share it with the fans in the way that can make everyone the happiest and the most excited. So it’s been really fulfilling in a way, that I had no idea what to expect. You don’t want to feel like it’s your homework got destroyed and so now you have to redo your homework. It’s not like that at all. It’s not like that at all, it’s extremely fulfilling.”

Taylor also discussed why she’s so passionate about making sure that artists get to own their masters.

“I was 15, 14 when I was in record deal talks, record deal negotiations. So you can’t really go back and say, ‘Wow, what a conscious choice that was made.’ You just, you don’t know the music industry until you know it. And because I have learned what I’ve learned, I really just want to make things better for other people. And I want that to start at the record deal in the contract,” Taylor said. “Artists should never have to part with their work. They should own it from day one, but they should license it back to the label so that the label can make back their money over a certain amount of time. And that amount of time should be what’s negotiated upon. It should not be a question moving forward. And if I can do anything to change that for a young artist in the future or many or all of them, then I’m going to keep keeping loud.”

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