Believe it or not, fans are getting new music from Taylor Swift very soon…again! It’s been a few months since Taylor revealed that she’ll be rerecording and releasing her first six albums entirely from scratch (you know, because her archnemesis Scooter Braun purchased and then sold her masters), and today, Taylor gave Swifties a surprise update on how that’s going.
During a virtual appearance on Good Morning America, Taylor shared she’ll be dropping an updated version of her 2009 hit “Love Story” at midnight TONIGHT—set your alarms!“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,” Taylor said. “I’ve now finished rerecording all of Fearless, which will be coming out soon.
My version of Fearless will have 26 songs on it because I have 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 the songs that made the album but the songs that almost made it the full picture.
EXCLUSIVE: @taylorswift13 is dropping a new re-recorded version of her song “Love Story” at midnight! She tells @GMA she has re-recorded her entire “Fearless” album and gives us a sneak peek at the new cover! 💛💛 #TaylorSwiftOnGMA https://t.co/UQUu2QuE6O pic.twitter.com/8ZvZBmvgiR
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 11, 2021
”And because Taylor is…well, Taylor, she followed up her big announcement with a lengthy Instagram post about how much the Fearless era means to her and why she chose to rerecord the album in the first place. Naturally, her message contained a hidden message via Easter egg for fans about Fearless’s release date, which you can find below:
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“when i think bAck on the fearless album and all that you turned it into, a completely involuntary smile creeps across my face.this was the musical era in which so many inside jokes were created between us, so many hugs exchanged and hands touches, so many unbreakable bonds formed. so before i say anything else, let me just say that it was a real honor to get to be a teenager alongside you. and for those of you i’ve come to know more recently than 2008, i am ecstatic that i’ll get to exPerience a bit of that feeling with you in the very near future. now that i can fully appreciate it in its whimsical, effervescent, chaotic entirety.”
Hidden letters: A, P
“fearless was an album full of magic and curiosity, the bliss and devastation of youth. 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 my new version of fearless is done and will be with you soon. it’s called fearless (taylor’s version) and it includes 26 songs.”
Hidden letters: R, I
“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 i the only one who really *knows* that body of work. for example, only i know which songs i wrote that almost made the fearless album. songs i absolutely adored but were held back for different reasons (don’t want too many breakup songs, don’t want too maNy down-tempo songs, can’t fit that many songs on a physical cd).”
Hidden letters: L, N
“those reasons seem unnecessary now. i’ve decIded i want you to have the whole story, see the entire vivid picture, and let you into the entire dreamscape that is my fearless album. that’s why i’ve chosen to include 6 never before released songs on my version of this album. written betweeN the ages of 16 and 18, these were the ones it killed me to leave behind.”
Hidden letters: I, N
“this process has been more fulfilling and emoTional than i could’ve ever imagined and has made me even more determined to rerecord all of my music. i Hope you’ll like this first outing as much as i liked traveling back in time to recreate it. love story (taylor’s version) will be out tonight.
sincerely and fearlessly,
Hidden letters: T, H
By combining the letters, Taylor’s hidden message says “APRIL NINTH,” meaning we can probably expect Fearless (Taylor’s Version) to drop that day! Ah, it’s always a good day to be a Taylor Swift fan, isn’t it?? :’)