Several years after the initial announcement, Taylor Swift is now prepared to launch her anticipated re-recorded material.

On Thursday (February 11th), the Pennsylvania native announced that she re-recorded her 2008 blockbuster album, Fearless, now titled Fearless (Taylor’s Version), and that the lead single, “Love Story (Taylor’s Version),” would be available later that night. The “new” album will include “6 never-before-released titles from the vault,” for a total of 26 songs. 

Though Swift did not reveal the release date of the re-recorded version of Fearless, odd capitalizations in her social media message spell out “April 9th,” with fans speculating that it could refer to the drop date for the record. 

“This process has been more fulfilling and emotional than I could’ve imagined and has made me even more determined to re-record all of my music,” Swift wrote in a note to fans. “I hope you’ll like this first outing as much as I liked traveling back in time to recreate it.”

Instead of kicking off the release of her rerecorded LPs with her 2006 self-titled debut, Swift chose to go with Fearless, that spawned the top 20 hits “Love Story,” “You Belong With Me,” and “White Horse”. In her note, Swift explained why she’s chosen to re-release Fearless, saying it will “hopefully help illuminate where I’m coming from. Artists should own their own work for so many reasons, but the most screamingly obvious one is that the artist is the only one who really *knows* that body of work.” Listen to the first taste of this new project here.

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