Taylor Swift reinvents her “Reputation” through re-recording her music


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Country/pop sensation Taylor Swift continues to provide fans with re-recordings of her past albums to claim the music as her own.

The first female artist to achieve the trifecta of three album of the year awards. The first performer to have the best-selling album of the year five times. The icon who is continuously stealing spots on the Billboard charts, and the hearts of her millions of fans. To know Taylor Swift is to love her, and her work has revolutionized the music industry for the past decade and a half. 

Even with all of these accolades under her belt, Swift still found herself in the midst of a battle against her record label. “Big Machine Records” depleted Swift of the rights to the music she has poured her heart into since she was 16  years old. 

In typical Taylor fashion, Swift took the lemons and transformed them into lyrically genius lemonade. She is in the process of re-recording her past albums and putting a mature spin on the songs that caused the world to fall in love with her trademark sound.   

In the spring of 2021, Swift peeled her fans to Spotify and Apple Music with the release of “Fearless (Taylor’s Version).” Fans had the opportunity to channel their inner nostalgia with the album they grew up with, as well as discover new tracks from “The Vault.” 

After months of easter eggs and cryptic social media posts, fans anticipated the release of “Red (Taylor’s Version)” on Nov. 12, 2021. Swift’s raw emotion and evident maturity shone through in this album, and she proved yet again that her music was rightfully hers.

Swift will continue to proceed with the re-recording of the remainder of her albums, and prove time and time again that her powerful lyrics and unique voice will never be taken away from her.