Taylor Swift poses on the album cover of her new album, Red. PHOTO: @taylorswift on Instagram

Swifties all around the world were excited to learn about Taylor Swift’s new release of her album Red, along with new songs from the vault on Nov. 12, 2021. After finding out that the rights to her old albums had been sold in 2019, Swift has been rerecording all of her old songs so that she can have the rights to them once again. In this remake, Swift included both old and new songs for fans to enjoy. Junior Sheza Merchant, a huge Taylor Swift fan, said “I love how Red (Taylor’s Version) not only includes the original songs from Red (2012) but also nine “from the vault” tracks which never made it on the original album.” 

The original Red album includes some of Swift’s most famous songs, including “We Are Never Getting Back Together” and “Trouble.” A fan favorite, “All Too Well” also excited fans when Swift announced that she would include a ten-minute version along with a short film. “The emotion that Taylor pours into this heartbreaking song is really powerful and when you listen to the song you can really hear it in her voice,” said Merchant. “It has always been my favorite song off of Red.” While the short film features actress Sadie Sink and actor Dylan O’Brien, it shows the past relationship between Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal, despite their large age difference. “My favorite part of the release was finally getting to hear the “All Too Well” 10-minute version,” said huge Taylor Swift fan Lexi Pollard. “I am obsessed with the “All Too Well” ten-minute version!” said Merchant. 

The from the vault tracks include the “All Too Well” ten-minute version, along with eight other exciting new songs. “My two favorite songs in Red are both vault tracks, one being “All Too Well” 10 minutes and the other being “Nothing New,” ” said Pollard. Other new songs are “Message In A Bottle,” “Run” (featuring Ed Sheeran), and “The Very First Night.” They were not originally in the album because they did not fit with the other songs, but they now are being streamed a lot and becoming just as popular as the others. Swift collaborated with other artists on some of these songs, like Phoebe Bridgers in “Nothing New,” Chris Stapleton in “I Bet You Think About Me” and Ed Sheeran in the remake of “Everything Has Changed,” just as they collaborated in 2012. According to Billboard, “All Too Well” is the most played of the new songs, closely followed by “Nothing New” and “Message In A Bottle.”

The day Red was released, Swift broke the record of streams in one day on Spotify, hitting over 90.8 million. This also broke her record of most streams on one album, which was previously held by Folklore. Fans are so excited to hear more of Swift’s music and hope that she continues to publish more in the future.

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