Taylor Swift Re-Releases ‘Speak Now’

Taylor Swift re-released her album, ’Speak Now’ on 7th July. The re-recorded ‘Taylor’s Version’ of the singer’s third studio album has been stirring up excitement among all the Swifties across the globe. The 22-track album dropped at midnight and featured Swifties’ favorites like ‘Ours’ and ‘Enchanted’. Fans stayed past their bedtime to celebrate the release in their own unique ways.

“It’s here. It’s yours, it’s mine, it’s ours. It’s an album I wrote alone about the whims, fantasies, heartaches, dramas and tragedies I lived out as a young woman between 18 and 20.” Taylor Swift tweeted from her official Twitter handle.

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This re-recorded and released album features tracks from ‘the vault’, like ‘Castles Crumbling,’ which features the lead singer of Paramore, Hayley Williams, and ‘Electric Touch,’ which features Fall Out Boy. The other three songs from that period are ‘When Emma Falls In Love,’ ‘I Can See You,’ ‘Foolish One,’ as well as ‘Timeless,’ all of which have never been released before.

Taylor shared that she recorded this album when she was 32 years old. She shares how much nostalgia and appreciation she feels for this. “For life, for you, for the fact that I get to reclaim my work. Thank you a million times, for the memories that break our fall.”-The Grammy-winning singer added.

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Swifties were getting emotional over the re-release of the legendary album. Some celebrated with themed cakes, while some celebrated ‘Christmas In July!’

This re-released album saw an update in the lyrics of ‘Better Than Revenge’.

“She’s not a saint and she’s not what you think / She’s an actress, whoa / She’s better known for the things that she does / On the mattress, whoa,” Swift updated the lines to, “She’s not a saint and she’s not what you think / She’s an actress, whoa / He was a moth / To the flame she was holding the matches, whoa.”

Taylor’s Version CDs show Swift’s attempt to control her own songs and how they are utilised. This was sparked by music manager Scooter Braun’s sale of her early catalogue.

-Kaushiki Sarcar