Taylor Swift’s Red re-record has to be your fall 2021 soundtrack

Taylor Swift on the Red Carpet at the 47th Annual CMA Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn, Wednesday, Nov. 6th. (Via OlyDrop)Xxx Ascap Red Carpet 163 Jpg Usa Tn
Taylor Swift on the Red Carpet at the 47th Annual CMA Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn, Wednesday, Nov. 6th. (Via OlyDrop)Xxx Ascap Red Carpet 163 Jpg Usa Tn /

If there’s one name dominating pop music, it’s Taylor Swift. She is truly the queen of pop and her reign doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. Despite the world being in a global pandemic, she managed to release two original albums along with re-releasing her own album, Fearless.

Obviously, if you’re a Taylor Swift fan, none of this is news to you. However, the re-release of her sophomore album is just a small piece of the puzzle. After losing the original masters of her first six albums and refusing to bow down to Scooter Braun’s bullying, she elected to re-record those albums. Basically, it’s a way to get creative control back of her music, and considering she wrote all of the music, she should want that control.

Taylor Swift has been making the most of the controversy and proving that messing with her is never the right idea. In April, she released Fearless (Taylor’s Version) which featured all of the songs from the original album, bonus tracks from her Fearless Platinum album along six unreleased bonus tracks. Ultimately, the album was a treasure trove and proved to be another mega-hit for the star.

We’ve all been anxiously biting our nails to see what she would re-release next. Some theories were flying around but Taylor swiftly put them to bed. The next album she’ll be re-releasing is 2012’s Red featuring a 30-song tracklist and a tease of a 10-minute “All Too Well,” so let’s break down why Red is such an iconic Taylor Swift album and why it should be your sad girl fall soundtrack.

Taylor Swift’s Red re-release is the ultimate fall album and here’s why.

For my fellow Swifties out there, all of us can name a million reasons why Red is incredibly iconic but if you’re not, no worries. The major reason Red is so beloved is it was Taylor Swift’s first true foray outside of the country music genre. Unlike that point, her albums were all considered country despite having pop songs on them. This was Taylor Swift’s first “true pop” album and it was obvious from the first beat on the album.

Additionally, Red also features some of Taylor Swift’s best writing to date. While she was always an iconic songwriter, she truly blew fans away with this one. Obviously, “All Too Well” is the biggest example of her talent including lines such as “And you call me up again just to break me like a promise/So casually cruel in the name of being honest,” highlight just how hard a breakup can truly be. Her writing chops also flexed on “I Almost Do,” “Sad Beautiful Tragic” and “Holy Ground.”

Red is one of those albums where you can go from laughing and smiling to sobbing the next minute. If that’s not a true testament to Taylor Swift’s talent, nothing else is. She even pokes fun at breakups with “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” while lauding how hard they can be in “All Too Well.” Either way, this album features such a vast array of songs for any type of mood you might be in.

For most fans of Swift though, this album represents a point in their life and it’s worth the memories alone to revisit the album. As cathartic as re-recording is for Taylor, the same can be said about us as fans. Released almost a decade ago now, all of us including Taylor has changed but it’s always nice to look back but not too far as its release is on November 19th, 2021.

If those reasons weren’t enough to add it to your sad girl fall playlist, then let’s get into the most important reason why. Taylor Swift is re-recording Red so she’ll be able to own her own work and that should be the main reason to support this album. While it’ll be nice to revisit the album and listen to unreleased songs, the excitement of being able to see Taylor own her album again is the best incentive.

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Looking at how hard Taylor has worked and the amount of love she’s put into each of her albums, it would only be right to check out Red (Taylor’s Version.) Obviously, there is no pressure to buy it as you can always support her on Spotify. Either way, it seems like Taylor Swift is finally taking charge of her own career and having fun while doing it so why shouldn’t we celebrate with her?

Are you excited to listen to Red (Taylor’s Version?)  Which album do you think she’ll tackle next? Be sure to let us know in the comments.