In 2019, Scooter Braun sold Taylor Swift’s music, it is believed to be an investment fund. This means Swift does not own her first six albums, debut, Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989, and Reputation. Many had a number one song along with each album. Swift’s solution was to rerelease each album. She was first allowed to start rerecording in November 2020.
The first album rerelease was Fearless. This surprised me since it was not Swift’s first album. It seems she is starting with her more population albums. Swift did a fantastic job at preserving the original sound of each song. Her voice and her sound has changed a lot in 13 years, but it sounds almost the same as the originals. There are a few slight changes, but each one was done perfectly and honestly makes the song that much better. Along with the original 20 songs on the Fearless album, she released six new songs called vault songs. Those are songs written in 2008, but did not make it onto the original album. To a Swifty, it is obvious that the vault songs were written at the same time as Fearless. Her use of words and the melody easily fit the Fearless vibe.
The best part of the rerelease is getting to relive hearing each song for the first time again. The songs sound the same but it feels right knowing Swift truly owns each one. If you respect the music industry, you will only listen to the songs from Fearless (Taylor’s Version).