Taylor Swift teased a snippet of her re-recorded version of This Love from her 2014 album 1989.
The new version, titled This Love (Taylor’s Version), can be seen in the trailer for upcoming Amazon Prime series The Summer I Turned Pretty.
Sharing the clip on Instagram, Swift wrote, “Thanks @jennyhan for featuring my version of This Love in the thesummeriturnedpretty trailer!!
“I’ve always been so proud of this song and I’m very (emotional) about this turn of events – This Love (Taylor’s Version) comes out at midnight tonight!”
The song’s release suggests that 1989 is the next album Swift plans to re-release.
The pop superstar began re-recording her first six albums after the masters were acquired by talent manager Scooter Braun, much to her ire.
By creating new versions of the songs, the Superstar can regain ownership of the music.
Based on American author Jenny Han’s trilogy of young adult novels, The Summer I Turned Pretty tells the story of a love triangle between a girl and two brothers.
It is described by Amazon Prime as “a coming-of-age story about first love, first heartbreak and the magic of that one perfect summer”.
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Starring Lola Tung, Jackie Chung, Rachel Blanchard, Christopher Briney and Gavin Casalegno.
Braun, the celebrity talent manager whose clients include Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, acquired the rights to Swift’s first six albums in 2019 when he bought Big Machine Records.
Swift was furious at the move, accusing Braun of “incessant, manipulative bullying.”
The gentlemen changed hands again in 2020 when a deal with investment firm Shamrock Capital was announced.
Swift signed a deal with Universal Music in 2018 that would give her control over her master recordings.
She has so far released new versions of her albums Fearless and Red. She has yet to re-record her 2006 self-titled debut album, 2010’s Speak Now and 2017’s Reputation.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/taylor-swift-debuts-new-version-of-this-love-from-her-1989-album-41618451.html Taylor Swift debuts a new version of This Love from her 1989 album