After teasing fans late last year, Taylor Swift has released “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)”—a re-recording of her Fearless hit single.
The latest version doesn’t stray too far from the original but is accentuated by Swift’s more mature vocals and the absence of the country twang from her accent. The remake also featured musicians that had been on the original track: Jonathan Yudkin on fiddle, Caitlin Evanson as harmony vocalist, and Amos Heller on bass.
“Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” is set to appear on the re-recording of Swift’s 2008 breakout album Fearless. Titled Fearless (Taylor’s Version), the 26-track album will also include six unreleased songs from the singer’s vault.
“Fearless was an album full of magic and curiosity, the bliss and devastation of youth,” said Swift on Twitter. “It was the diary of the adventures and explorations of a teenage girl who was learning tiny lessons with every new crack in the facade of the fairytale ending she’d been shown in the movies. I’m thrilled to tell you that me new version of fearless is done and will be with you soon.”
While the re-recorded album’s release date is yet to be officially announced, Swift gave a hint in her statement, which was typed with oddly capitalized letters that spell out ‘APRIL NINTH.’
The release is part of Swift’s much-talked about project to re-record six of her albums after her former label, Big Machine Records, sold the rights to those master recordings to Scooter Braun in a multi-million dollar deal.
Fearless (Taylor’s Version) will follow the surprise releases of both her eighth studio album Folklore and its sister record Evermore last year. While you wait for more details on the ‘new’ album, listen to “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” below: