Here’s Why Red (Taylor’s Version) Has People Sobbing

Staff Writer: Marium C.

Iconic and beloved singer Taylor Swift recently dropped her newest album Red (Taylor’s version), and it has fans screaming and crying in the best way possible. Here’s why.

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Taylor Swift posing in a red convertible to promote “Red (Taylor’s version)”

Taylor Swift is an American singer and songwriter best known for writing catchy country and pop songs, usually surrounding her love life and experiences. They are mostly about heartbreak, though she has written some pure love songs before as well. Born on December 13, 1989, in West Reading, Pennsylvania, Taylor released her first ever debut single “Tim McGraw” on June 19, 2006.

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Taylor in her first ever debut single music video “Tim McGraw”

The pop/country sensation didn’t gain a lot of attention until her first ever No. 1 hit “Our Song”, released on September 10, 2007. The song was originally written for Swift‘s school talent show, but it was a hit nonetheless. The single stayed in the No. 1 spot for six weeks and earned four-time platinum status by the RIAA. It also made the top 20 on Billboards Hot 100.

One of Swift’s most popular albums, Red, was first released on October 22, 2012. It featured songs such as “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, “22”, and “Everything Has Changed”. The most popular song on the album by far is “All Too Well”.

The Red album overall is about heartbreak. It showcases every painful and hurtful aspect of a fracturing romance. It was created for someone in their early 20s, capturing those years where everything is messy and confusing. According to Swift, Red was “A fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end.”

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Taylor Swift “Our Song” cover

Different people were asked what they thought about the album remake. Cora Williams says, “The album was really good. It was sort of sad because it seems like a romance that had a strong attraction from the start.” Joseph Cousin states, “It was a good album that showcases how a love can come together and fall apart.”

Swift re-recorded Red as part of her plan to re-record the first six albums of her early records after they were sold off several times without her permission. This is to gain back control of her master recordings. She started with Fearless, which she recorded on April 9, 2021, and plans to do other albums in the future such as Speak Now and 1989

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Taylor performing “Red (Taylor’s version)” live

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