2021 seemed to be being saved by Taylor Swift.
The superstar was then doing rounds talking about her rerecording of Fearless. And from the sound of it (and the sound being an interview she did) she was recording it at the same time that she was recording evermore.
“I was allowed to start rerecording my music in November. By then we had a great deal of evermore done. I had shot a music video for willow, but I was still writing and I was still recording. So there would be days where I’d be recording You Belong With Me and then I’d be recording a song like Happiness, which is on evermore. And it made me feel really proud of sort of the scope of things,” Taylor said when talked to Zane Lowe on Apple Music.
She continued, “Looking back when I was a teenager and I would write about my troubles in high school and the drama and the pining away and all that stuff, that was all so valid to me at that time in my life. Just as much as evermore is so valid to my happiness at this time in my life. So I’ve really felt very grateful lately for people giving me the ability to grow up creatively. And I know there have been snags and there’ve been times where people have been like, ‘I don’t like her.’ Several times, but for the most part, I feel a great amount of gratitude that I was able to make music from the time I was a teenager to the time that I’m 31.”
We admit that we can’t wait to hear Taylor’s re-recordings, because the first versions – as much as they are such a big part of our lives – they are tainted by the whole Scooter Braun thing.
But we can’t wait to revisit those moments and be closer to the old music again. Speaking of that, Taylor was asked about if re-recording made her feel close to the old music.
“Yes, it does. It makes me feel really close to those songs again. And it also reminds me that obviously I want to keep a lot of cool surprises for the fans until I’m ready to show them fully to everyone,” she said.
We can’t wait. We’ll be here.