It's Happening! Taylor Swift's Re-Release of ‘Fearless’ Lands *Tonight*
Swift just confirmed the news we already knew, and we can't wait!
Update, April 8th, 2021: It's official: Fearless (Taylor's Version) lands tonight just as we expected. Taylor Swift made a special appearance on Good Morning America this morning to share an exclusive clip of "Fearless (Taylor's Version)" and confirm that the re-release of Fearless will be available tonight.
Swift previously teased that the album would drop on April 9th—right there in her original announcement—so we can't say we're surprised at this news, but we're excited all the same. Check out the clip of the new take on "Fearless" below and get your ear holes ready for the album at midnight (including six unreleased tracks from the vault, four of which we have never heard!).
Original story, February 11th, 2021: Good morning, America. Taylor Swift is giving us yet another gift. Swift is dropping her re-recording of "Love Story" tonight, February 11th, at midnight, which ultimately means...the entire new version of Fearless album is headed our way any day now.
"Good morning, America. It's Taylor," Swift began in her exclusive announcement on Good Morning America earlier this morning. "I'm so excited to share with you that tonight, at midnight, I'll be putting out my version of my song, 'Love Story,' which was originally on my album Fearless."
She continued, "I've now finished re-recording all of Fearless, which will be coming out soon."
Wait—don't start screaming just yet. There's more good news.
"My version of Fearless will have 26 songs on it because I've decided to add songs from the vault, which are songs that almost made the original Fearless album, but I've now gone back and recorded those so that everyone will be able to hear not only songs that made the album, but the songs that almost made it: the full picture," she told GMA.
We even got a brand new cover for the 26-song album and a personal message from Swift regarding her need (and eventual want) to re-record Fearless. "I've spoken a lot about why I'm remaking my first six albums, but the way I've chosen to do this will hopefully help illuminate where I'm coming from. 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."
"For example, I only know which songs I wrote that almost made the Fearless album. Songs I absolutely adored, but were held back for different reasons...those reasons seem unnecessary now."
And you already know the Swifties decoded that wonky capitalization in her message to figure out that Fearless will drop on April 9th.
In short, the crowd has gone completely wild.
April 9th has been marked in every single calendar everywhere, and you bet we'll be streaming the new version of "Love Story" until Fearless drops in a couple months.