Fearless (Taylor’s Model) >>>.

This week, Taylor Swift dropped Fearless (Taylor’s Model), the re-recorded model of her 2008 album Fearless.

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Now, everyone knows how lovely the unique Fearless is — the Grammy Album of the 12 months-winning LP is quintessential Taylor Swift, depicting the minute however magical moments of adolescence with catchy, earworm nation hits that follow you want glue.


For a fuller explainer on why Taylor re-recorded her albums, click on right here.

Nevertheless, the brand new and improved, up to date model Taylor simply dropped is even higher. And I did not even assume that was potential. This is why:


For starters, the brand new Fearless album stays true to the unique in essentially the most completely balanced method:

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“I needed to remain very loyal to the preliminary melodies that I had considered for these songs; however, if there was any method we might enhance upon the sonic high quality of it, we did,” Taylor advised Folks journal.

The brand new album does simply that. Each up to date model of every music sounds how the unique sounded, however higher by way of sound high quality.


Taylor’s vocals are undeniably stronger, smoother, and extra related than ever:

Gone are the times the place critics would critique each word Taylor sung. In the course of the Fearless period, nonetheless, Taylor undoubtedly was seen as a novice, by way of vocals. She by no means pretended to be a powerhouse belter, however the media typically painted her as this flawed singer each time she made a mistake. On Fearless (Taylor’s Model), Taylor’s voice is stronger, thicker, and transitively more practical at connecting the emotion she sings about on every monitor. Good luck discovering a flaw right here, haters.


There are beautiful new harmonies and advert libs:

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OMG, the brand new hums in “Hey Stephen,” the slight inflections added to “Eternally & At all times (Piano Model),” the belting in “You are Not Sorry.” These minute modifications make the brand new album pure magic.


The standard of the instrumentation is superb:

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Simply by way of expertise, you may inform the sonic high quality of the album is best in so many features: The drums are clearer, the guitar riffs are even smoother, and the instrumentations — paired with the improved vocals — simply make for a greater listening expertise.


Taylor added new producers Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner to the up to date Fearless linenup.

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Now, Taylor has solely labored with Jack and Aaron post-1989, so it was actually magical to see their genius interpretations of tracks from the Fearless period. A real instance of how this album blends the brand new and outdated Taylor.


Vault songs! Vault songs! Vault songs!

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Solely Taylor Swift might have discarded songs that level-up with a few of the finest songs in her discography. I would like solutions as to who advised her to chop “Mr. Completely High quality.” Or, actually any of the added tracks. From “You All Over Me (that includes Maren Morris)” to “Bye Bye Child,” she actually blessed us with the 2008-esque bops we deserve.


The album artwork depicts a matured model of the unique.

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It could be onerous to out-iconic the unique Fearless album cowl, however the brand new one is certainly a beautiful homage. It depicts a grown-up, more experienced model of Taylor, whereas nonetheless capturing the golden hue that is been a through-line of Fearless.


New lyric movies:

📹| @taylorswift13 dancing her coronary heart out within the You Belong With Me (Taylor’s Model) lyric video😂❤️

Lyric movies weren’t actually a factor in 2008, so Taylor giving us lyric movies with unseen footage and images is the whole lot.


The bodily disc itself acquired an replace, too!

We stan Taylor’s iconic coronary heart fingers.


The collaborations are stronger than ever.

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Fearless (Taylor’s Model) options collaborations from Colbie Caillat, Maren Morris, Keith City, and a remix from Elvira. Talking about Colbie, Taylor advised iHeart Radio, “I am so fortunate as a result of she agreed to do the identical backup vocals on my model. It completely wouldn’t have been the identical with out her. I am actually grateful that she determined to return to the undertaking.”


Small element, however Fearless (Taylor’s Model) was launched on April 9 aka 4/9 aka 4+9=13. The unique Fearless launch date does not add as much as 13.


A 13-centric launch date is at all times most popular. 🙂


Taylor appears happier, freer, extra empowered and genuinely in a greater place releasing this album.

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Taylor genuinely appears the happiest she’s been in years. She’s releasing the perfect music of her profession, collaborating with new artists, and he or she’s in a contented and wholesome relationship. We love seeing Taylor completely satisfied, ALWAYS.


And lastly, as a result of Taylor owns this album.

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In essence, Fearless (Taylor’s Model) is the reclamation of Taylor’s artwork by Taylor Swift. It is defending what’s proper, it is placing within the work, and it is Taylor in the end staying true to what the Fearless period is all about — being unafraid. She’s taking again what’s hers and diving into a brand new journey — headfirst.

Now you can stream/purchase Fearless (Taylor’s Model) on all platforms.