“F**k you Jake Gyllenhaal” trends on Twitter as fans rejoice at Taylor Swift re-releasing her masters, finally owning her 2012 classic album now called “Red Taylor’s Version”. The new album totals 30 tracks, with 8 previously unreleased songs ‘From the Vault’, in addition to a 10-minute version of “All Too Well” that also includes previously unreleased verses.
Swift released Red Taylor’s Version today on Friday, November 12, with a short film on “All Too Well” still left to premiere tonight, starring Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink and Love and Monster’s Dylan O’Brien. Red is the second re-recorded album that Taylor Swift has released this year, following Fearless (Taylor’s Version).
Fans of the singer and songwriter are ecstatic since the release of Red Taylor’s Version around the world, but fans in the US are especially having a wild time, with the Empire State Building pledging its fealty to the “Exile” singer by lighting its top skyscraper completely red, for the album’s namesake. The official account for the Empire State Building followed up with a tweet saying, “To be clear, we just love Taylor and can’t wait for #RedTaylorsVersion”
For those who are unaware, Red Taylor’s Version and Fearless Taylor’s Version are re-recorded due to the singer not owning any of her previous Masters and originals. Just a year after the singer moved to Republic Records in 2018, her previous six albums owned by Big Machine Records were sold to Ithaca Holdings, a private equity firm owned by Scooter Braun, for $300 million in 2019. The singer was against the sale of her masters to Braun, who has repeatedly bullied the singer according to her own statements.
While releasing Fearless Taylor’s Version, Swift took to her Instagram account to write about the unedited parts of the album and why she was re-recording all of her previous six albums again saying, “artists should own their own work for so many reasons, but the most screamingly obvious one is that the artist is the only one who really *knows* that body of work.”
Ahead of the “All Too Well” short film premiere, fans are already sharing their love for the newly released songs on Red Taylor’s Version, especially with the previously unreleased exclusive content. Lighthearted jokes around Jake Gyllenhaal are also circulating the web as it is an open secret that the album was inspired by Swift and Gyllenhaal’s brief love affair and breakup. It has been a classic breakup album for youngsters since it first came out, but the new less “airbrushed” version has sent fans off the rails with emotions.