Taylor Swift’s re-recording of her album RED comes out on November 12


Berlyn Hillman, Junior Writer

On October 22, 2012, distinguished pop superstar Taylor Swift released her fourth studio album titled RED. History will repeat itself when RED (Taylor’s Version) is released on November 12, 2021. 

The new version of the album will consist of 30 tracks; 20 original re-recorded songs, an acoustic version of “State of Grace”, and 9 new songs from “the Vault”. With her new version of the album, Swift finally gets to own her music after years of controversy with her previous label, Big Machine Records. Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta, the owners of Big Machine Records, did not allow Taylor to have rights to her own music, causing her to leave the label and re-record all the albums she produced under them. 

“I’m so excited for her to be able to own her own music,” senior Olivia Boutorwick said. 

Fans, or “Swifties” as Taylor calls them, have been patiently waiting for Swift to be able to have rights to her own music and have been following her journey to ownership the whole time. They are also extremely thrilled to hear their favorite songs re-recorded and renovated.

“I’m most excited for ‘All Too Well’ 10 minute version because it is original without anything cut out,” junior Daniella Daoud said. 

According to Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Top 500 Best Songs of All Time”, the original “All Too Well” is ranked number 62. The original song is five minutes and 32 seconds long, however, the new one will have an additional five minutes of lyrics added onto it to create a 10 minute version of the song; fans will be elated about this version. After the drop of RED, Swifties will be anxiously waiting to see what Taylor does next with her career because she is full of surprises. 

“I think her next step will hopefully be a tour for folklore and evermore,” junior Emily Gardner said. 

Her second newest album “folklore” won a Grammy for Album of the Year at this past Grammy Awards. Her tours have been extremely popular in the past, but until then, stream RED (Taylor’s Version) so the artist gets streams and popularity for the music she fought for, which is now rightfully hers.