Red (Taylor’s Version) Review

Abigail Johnson, Guest Writer

It was announced on social media, June 18, 2019 that Taylor Swift would be re-recording her first six albums to reclaim them as her own again. Red (Taylor’s Version) was released on November 12, 2021. Not only does the album have all of the original Red songs, but it also features multiple new ones. 

According to Mixdown Magazine, “After Taylor Swift parted ways with Big Machine Records and signed with Universal Music Group, she announced that she would be re-recording her first six albums, in order to regain artistic and financial control after it had been sold.” The album has all of the original Red songs as well as a few new ones: “I Bet You Think About Me,” “Ronan,” “Better Man,” and more. Along with the album, she released a ten-minute version of “All Too Well” and a short film of “All Too Well,” starring Dylan O’Brien and Sadie Sink. The song is rumored to be about Jake Gyllenhaal, an American actor and one of Swift’s ex-boyfriends. 

I enjoyed the album so much that it has been on repeat for the past couple of days. Listening to the album again after all of these years, and being at an older age, makes the lyrics more relatable and easier to grasp.

“Red (Taylor’s Version),” in general, is lyrically pure and offers so much emotion. If you enjoy music that gives you that warm nostalgic feeling, this album is for you. I personally enjoy listening to the album while I’m doing homework.  I highly recommend listening to the album and seeing where it transports you.