Taylor Swift has been a very productive musician during lockdown. She released two albums last year and currently, she is re-recording her previous albums – specifically her sophomore album: FEARLESS.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 12, 2021
Swift announced on her Instagram feed about releasing a newer version of ‘Fearless’ that will include 26 songs; 6 of them have never been released before. The album will include big hits like ‘You belong to me’ and ‘Fifteen’. She exclaimed that this is her version of the songs and it will be “whimsical, effervescent, chaotic entirety”.
‘Fearless’ was her first album of Taylor Swift that topped the Billboard 200 charts for 11 non-consecutive weeks. This album catapulted Swift into stardom. It also won her her first Grammy; She has won 10 Grammys since then.
Swift had been involved in an ugly legal battle with her nemesis and former collaborator Scooter Braun, who acquired all her master recordings under the Big Machine Label Group from 2006 to 2017. She lost control of her master recordings when she switched from Big Machine record labels to Universal labels. It was a bitter and long dispute.
Later, Braun sold Swift’s master recordings to a private equity company, reportedly for $300 million. Swift was not informed about the deal. She showed her anguish against him for his unprofessional behavior.
Once Swift is done with re-recording her work, it will enable her to win back the rights over her music. She will be the sole owner of it and can license it for commercials, movies, and other ventures. Taylor Swift had announced re-recording her old songs last November, exclaiming, ‘this feels like regaining freedom and taking back what belongs to me’.