Taylor Swift recently announced she will be re-recording her Fearless album, and according to reports, it will eligible for Grammy Awards in the performance categories but not songwriting categories, because they have been released previously.
However, the six new songs she will be releasing as part of the album will be eligible for songwriting categories. Her new recording of the tune “Love Story” was released on February 12, and it quickly surpassed the original version’s current sales and according to BillBoard, it also beat many other contemporary new tracks.
Taylor recently talked about her upcoming Fearless re-recording saying and why it would come with six new songs, “[…] Songs I absolutely adored but were held back for different reasons […] That’s why I’ve chosen to include 6 never before released songs on my version of this album, written when I was between the ages of 16 and 18, these were the ones it killed me to leave behind”.
According to Pitchfork, the two versions of “Love Story” have been described as very similar and Taylor even used the same musicians on both tracks, so that the same people who help create the original recording will continue to get paid for their performances when the public download and stream the new version.
The whole album is now available for pre-order, and a hidden message in an accompanying note teased it would drop in April, Taylor Swift adds that “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”.
Listen to the new “Love Story” below: