Taylor Swift’s new single “Red (Taylor’s Version)” was released on Thursday night. This re-release of her 2012 album includes 30 songs and one “Message from Taylor.”
As the album was being released, Swift went on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and expressed her excitement to reveal the new songs from the vault.
“The songs that no one has ever heard that were intended to be on that album are what I’m really enthusiastic about,” she remarked. “I have musicians like Chris Stapleton and Phoebe Bridgers on them,” she says.
The 10-minute version of “All Too Well” is the song she is most looking forward to, she stated. Swift says she created the original long version on the spur of the moment during a rehearsal when she was 21.
“I went up for rehearsals depressed and sad, and everyone could tell — it was just not enjoyable to be around me that day,” she added. “As a result, I began playing guitar and found myself repeating the same four chords over and again…. The band joined in, and I began improvising what I was going through… as the song progressed, the intensity of the song increased.”
The song was 10-15 minutes long in the end, she recalled, and her sound engineer captured it all. Even though Swift quipped that it was “an outrageous length” for a song, it is on the new album.
“Who believes they’ll be able to put out a ten-minute song?” she joked. “I’m referring to myself.”
Fallon said, “We want a 10-minute song.”
“And that’s what you’re going to get,” she joked.
Swift will also premiere her new short film, “All Too Well,” on Friday evening. The film will be accessible to view online at 7 p.m. ET, following an afternoon debut in New York City.
She said that the video has a slew of Easter eggs, a habit she started with her debut album.
Swift stated that she began throwing hints in the lyrics of her debut album and that things “got out of hand” from there.
“Then I couldn’t stop thinking about it, and all I could think about was, ‘How can I hint at things, like how far forward is too far ahead?’ Is it okay if I make a three-year prediction? Is it even possible for me to plan so far ahead? ‘I believe I’ll give it a go,’ says the narrator “She burst out laughing. “I believe that being a regular music lover and having a normal relationship with music is totally appropriate. But if you want to join us on our journey down the rabbit hole, come along; the water’s lovely.”
Swift has been recording new versions of her previous songs so she may control the masters after a well-documented and public feud with her former label, Big Machine, and CEO Scooter Braun.
The singer described the procedure as “both thrilling and creatively satisfying” in November 2020.
Swift re-released her 2008 album “Fearless” in April 2021. Several previously unreleased tracks “from the vault” were added in her new edition.
“Folklore” and “Evermore,” Swift’s sister albums, were released in 2020. The singer-eighth songwriter’s and ninth albums were a departure from the cheery music we’ve come to expect from him in recent years.
“There was something special about folklore.” “I felt less like I was leaving and more like I was returning while creating it,” she wrote in December. “I adored the sense of escape I got from these made-up/true stories.”
Swift’s debut album, “Taylor Swift,” as well as her 2010 album “Speak Now,” her 2014 work “1989,” and her 2017 album “Reputation,” all need to be re-recorded.
This weekend, she’ll also be a musical performer on “Saturday Night Live.”