Taylor Swift releases “Red (Taylor’s Version)” and accompaniment short film


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On November 12, Taylor Swift dropped the rerecording of her fourth album, Red (Taylor’s Version). The album consists of thirty songs, including the ten minute version of fan favorite ‘All Too Well’. 

With eight new “From The Vault” songs and a short film, followed by appearances on Jimmy Fallon, Seth Myers, and SNL- Red (TV) has given fans more than enough content this past week. 

Personally, the “All Too Well” short film was the release I looked forward to the most this week. Starring Dylan O’Brien and Sadie Sink, the fifteen minute film directed by Swift tells the story of All Too Well. It gave fans an in-depth, visual representation of a relationship that seemingly inspired the song. 

Similar to Fearless (Taylor’s Version), the original tracks on Red (TV) sound almost identical to the first recording, but with updated instrumentals. The difference in Swift’s mature voice is evident throughout the album as well. 

From the “vault” tracks, my favorites were ‘Nothing New’ and ‘I Bet You Think About Me’. 

‘Nothing New’ features the up-and-coming Phoebe Bridgers, one of my personal favorite artists. Bridgers sings “How did I go from growing up to to breaking down,” on her verse. Hearing my childhood favorite artist and my recent favorite sing together about growing up was not something I expected from this album, but definitely something I needed. 

In “I Bet You Think About Me,” Swift takes listeners back to her “Picture to Burn” days with a twinge of country and spite. Singing about an ex, Swift taunts him saying “I don’t have to be your shrink to know / You’ll never be happy / And I bet you think about me”. Overall, the track is a fun listen, and adds to the classic Swift breakup anthems. 

Overall, Red (Taylor’s Version) is a great listen for anyone, going through any situation. Something I always loved about the original album- Swift has a song for everyone on Red, and the rerecording provides more of that same variety.