Listen to Taylor Swift’s 4 new ‘Taylor’s Version’ tracks

Taylor Swift debuted “four previously unreleased songs” forward of the Friday launch of her extremely anticipated, Ticketmaster-breaking stadium tour.

The “Anti-Hero” and “Lavender Haze” hitmaker dropped the quartet of singles at midnight “in celebration of the Eras Tour,” which follows the October launch of her critically acclaimed and record-breaking “Midnights” album. Swift introduced her newest auditory providing Thursday by way of Instagram Stories and so they manifested on Spotify hours later, feeding the frenzy of which Swift album would get the total “Taylor’s Version” therapy subsequent.

The tunes are all “Taylor’s Version” tracks, which means they’re re-recordings of music that received caught in possession limbo when her former label, Big Machine Records, was offered to Scooter Braun in 2019. Swift misplaced the grasp recordings to her first six albums however later “devised a plan to rerecord her early work as a way to devalue those masters by essentially supplanting them in the marketplace with product she owns,” Times music critic Mikael Wood defined. (Braun later offered the label for a reported $300 million to the private-equity group Ithaca Holdings).

Following the 2021 “Taylor’s Version” remakes of her Grammy-winning “Fearless” and beloved “Red” albums, the country-crossover star on Friday launched the handful of recordings branded along with her subtle-flex parenthetical. They embody the guitar-heavy rock ballad “Eyes Open (Taylor’s Version)” and “Safe & Sound (Taylor’s Version)” that includes the Civil Wars’ Joy Williams and John Paul White. Both songs had been featured on the soundtrack to the 2012 blockbuster “The Hunger Games.”

The 33-year-old celebrity on Friday additionally debuted “If This Was a Movie (Taylor’s Version),” whose earlier iteration hailed from the Target deluxe version of her 2010 “Speak Now” album, her third studio album. The unique tune was additionally launched as a promotional single by iTunes and Amazon in 2011.

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The fourth observe is the love tune “All of the Girls You Loved Before,” a beforehand leaked outtake from her seventh studio album, “Lover.”

Naturally, Swifties celebrated the arrival of their queen’s new music and fueled hypothesis about which historic album would subsequent be remodeled by the singer-songwriter. They additionally complained that the songs weren’t instantly out there on Spotify at midnight. You’ll recall that the streaming platform briefly crashed in October following the discharge of her “Midnights” album. Don’t mess with the Swifties, OK?

The Eras Tour kicks off Friday with back-to-back exhibits in Glendale, Ariz., whose mayor briefly rebranded the city as “Swift City” to sanctify the launch. The tour stops domestically in Inglewood, Calif., this summer time, with a five-night stint at SoFi Stadium on Aug. 3-5, 8 and 9. That makes Swift the primary artist to current that many exhibits on the 70,000-seat, $5-billion venue, which opened in 2020 and serves because the joint dwelling of the NFL’s L.A. Rams and L.A. Chargers.