Taylor has been re-relasing some of her older albums from her time at Big Machine Label Group, putting out Fearless (Taylor’s Version)in April, and today, we’re getting the fan-favorite, Red (Taylor’s Version).
Red was originally released in 2012 and spent seven weeks at the top of the Billboard U.S. 200, as well as being nominated for a Grammy for Album of the Year.
According to Variety, in June of 2019 Scooter Braun (you may know him as Justin Bieber’s manager) bought Big Machine and acquired all of the assets along with it. This included every part of every song from Taylor’s time signed to the label, which he then sold to an investor.
Long story short, she couldn’t get any of her music back and she was pissed about it, so she redid all the songs as well as some tracks from the vault to acquire the rights for the updated stuff.
So, here we are today, and on this new(ish) release, we’re getting a cool new song featuring the one and only Chris Stapleton. The breakup anthem, “I Bet You Think About Me,” is actually a new one from “the vault” of music that didn’t initially make the final tracklist for Red on the first go around over ten years ago.
Everything Chris puts his vocals on turns to absolute gold, and this song is a damn good breakup tune if I’ve ever heard one. Of course, there’s plenty of speculation that this song is about Taylor’s former romance with Jake Gyllenhaal because of… well, it’s pretty obvious in the lyrics, but either way, it’s a damn good song.
And that harmonica? MORE of that. All day with the harmonica.
I don’t even know the last time I listened to Red, but after hearing this track, she has my full attention:
And for all you hardcore Swifties out there, here’s the epic new 10-minute version of “All Too Well”, which is freaking awesome: