It’s time for the Red Era to “Begin Again”

Taylor Swift releasing Red, Taylor’s Version, Nov. 12, 2021

Regan Byrnes, Web Editor

Taylor Swift reintroduces her Red album, regarding her version of all the songs with original lyrics and instrumentals that previously weren’t approved or were unavailable to be put into the album. 

Swift has excited her fans, who call themselves “Swifties”, with the surprise announcement on Twitter and Instagram June 18, 2021, regarding the release of Fearless, Taylor’s Version.

“Got some news that I think you’re gonna like — My version of Red will be out a week earlier than scheduled (including the 4 disc vinyl) on November 12th,” Swift said. “Can’t wait to celebrate the 13th with you and our new/old autumn heartbreak album.”

Swift announced in 2019 that she would be re-recording her first six albums, starting first with Fearless and now moving on to Red, which shows that she is purposely going out of order to keep fans on their toes. 

Though Swift likes messing around with her fans and giving them a hard time, she admits that deeper messages are to be perceived behind this album and it should tell the tale of a heartbroken person who is rebuilding themselves. She hopes fans will get the same experience out of this album the first time it was released in 2012. But most importantly, Swift is excited to see how the fans interpret each song and how the perspective changes for her depending on how her fans react to the record. 

“Musically and lyrically, Red resembled a heartbroken person. It was all over the place, a fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end. Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, wild, and tortured by memories past,” Swift said. “Like trying on pieces of a new life, I went into the studio and experimented with different sounds and collaborators. And I’m not sure if it was pouring my thoughts into this album, hearing thousands of your voices sing the lyrics back to me in passionate solidarity, or if it was simply time, but something was healed along the way.”