Hey Hollywooders and Swifties! On Wednesday, we woke up to Taylor Swift dropping “Mr. Perfectly Fine” and today we are feeling all the HollyGOOD vibes as Taylor Swift takes our hand and drags us head first into Fearless (Taylor’s Version).
As mentioned in Wednesday’s article, I am a shameless Taylor Swift stan ever since her self-titled album came out when I was in high school. I’m writing this while listening to Fearless (Taylor’s Version) on repeat.
can’t talk rn doing hot girl sh*t
(listening to #FearlessTaylorsVersion)
— Jaime Hutkin (she/her) (@jaimemere) April 9, 2021
Keep scrolling to get an OOO (Out of Office) message if you need to take the day off to listen to Taylor Swift’s “new” album.
Why did Taylor Swift decide to re-record Fearless?
It’s common for artists to re-record hit songs, but no one has ever done it quite like Taylor Swift (is my bias showing?!).
“Deciding on what album to re-record first was pretty easy for me,” Taylor Swift says in an interview. “I always gravitated towards Fearless because I think that, as an album, it was a real coming-of-age. And I look back on that album and it fills me with such pride, and it was an album about hope, and lessons learned, and the effervescence of teenage youth and all that. What more fun than to go back and explore that?”
Fearless (Taylor’s Version) includes six unreleased tracks from the “vault” plus a bonus song. “The additional songs that I’ve added are songs that I think add insight into what the album almost was,” Taylor Swift says, “because every time you make an album, you leave some songs off, and I think it’s really cool that the fans will get to have the full picture this time around.”
It’s pretty incredible to hear the same songs, 13 years later. Rolling Stone describes Taylor Swift’s voice as “richer, deeper and more sure of itself.”
Considering I’m only one year younger than Taylor Swift, I can personally relate to feeling more sure of myself now versus 2008 me and I know I’m not the only fan to feel that way. Listening to her songs 13 years later is truly an emotional rollercoaster.
Taylor Swift fans and friends react to Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
Keith Urban, who is featured on two tracks, tweeted “Magic” saying “I hadn’t heard our voices together since sitting in with you on the 1989 tour in Toronto!”
I hadn’t heard our voices together since sitting in with you on the 1989 tour in Toronto ! Magic 🎈🎈🎈 Congrats @taylorswift13 – you’ve got some gems in that vault !!! Thanks for having me join you on a couple of them. https://t.co/srlRB0uhD9
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) April 9, 2021
Here’s what to send to your boss if you need to call out today:
pls no one speak to me for the next year maybe two, idk when I’ll recover hearing the EMOTIONAL TERRORISM that is Don’t You (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) pic.twitter.com/YRUQLfBIVx
— irene anna (taylor’s version) (@enerianna) April 9, 2021
Taylor Swift is making us all feel nostalgic for the early days
— postmeglone (@megan_vanmean) April 9, 2021
Hold my wine
Person: you can’t rewrite history
Taylor Swift: hold my wine and pass me my cowboy boots
— Carly Heading (@carlyylalaa) April 9, 2021
Babysitter, award-winning artist, our hero
I do feel like taylor swift has been babysitting me my whole life
— helena (@freshhel) April 9, 2021
31 years old taylor swift singing fifteen is something so personal and precious to me
— s a r a a a (@fancysnaake) April 9, 2021
Reaally felt that
when taylor swift said “stupid girl i should’ve known” i felt that 🥲
— Maris Racal (@MissMarisRacal) April 9, 2021
We mean this in the best way
taylor swift every time somebody turns 15, 17, or 22 pic.twitter.com/tK6P9w4pvQ
— jo 😴 ratota (@parisinaugust) April 9, 2021
Happy to be owned by Taylor Swift
just like these four albums i’m also owned by taylor swift pic.twitter.com/JHMNJLEEXU
— yaseen 🅴 (@headfirstrep) April 8, 2021
The Office cast memes are always applicable
— maya (@tayylegend) April 9, 2021
So are Spongebob memes
— a | kinda ia (@folkedlovermore) April 9, 2021
If you need an OOO message for today, we got you covered.
Thank you for your message. I am unable to get back to you today as I’m busy crying while listening to Fearless (Taylor’s Version) on repeat. If your matter is urgent, it probably isn’t as urgent as me revisiting memories from my teenage years. I will respond to your message on Monday.
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