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Swift’s Latest Re-Release “1989” Another Hit

Swifts Latest Re-Release 1989 Another Hit

Taylor Swift’s new album “1989 Taylor’s Version” was released in late October. It is even better than the original release, and has fans screaming and crying in joy because she has reclaimed another one of her albums. 

“1989” is the fourth album Swift has re-recorded since 2019 when the masters of her first six albums were included in the sale of her former label Big Machine Records to Ithaca Recordings, owned by Scooter Braun at the time. Swift said Braun bullied her throughout her career, and the re-recording project is a way to regain control of the music created.

Like her other re-released albums, she includes some vault tracks (never heard songs) on “1989”. These are “Slut!”, “Suburban Legends”, “Say Don’t Go”, “Is It Over Now?”,  and “Now That We Don’t Talk”. These are a unique set of songs that add their own personal touch of Taylor. The vault track “Slut!” is about how a girl would do pretty much anything for a guy’s love. Unlike the title, the song itself sounds calm. The lyrics in the middle of the track are impactful and meaningful.

Got love-struck, went straight over to my head

Love to think you’ll never forget 

We’ll pay the price, I guess

It speaks about her being shamed in her dating life and coming to terms with it. This song not only is calm and uplifting, but it also shows empowerment.

In addition to brand new tracks, the album includes Swift’s original songs presented in a fresh way. This album starts off with the iconic “Welcome to New York”, adding a more poppy beat to the song about her moving away from her troubles and becoming more in touch with her friends. Another song, “Wonderland”, about how she got lost in love, adds a cameo of Alice in Wonderland, saying “Cheshire cat smile,” and  “Fell down a rabbit hole”. 

The final song of the album is “Bad Blood” featuring Kendrick Lamar. This song includes new verses from Lamar. He sings “Do you think we are fine…still got scars on my back from your knife.” The remix of the song makes it bolder and more fierce.

“Style” ,”Shake it Off”and”So it Goes” are other huge hits covering Swift’s pop music phase on “1989”, named after the year Swift was born. 

Overall, Taylor made a really bomb album. The remixes and the vault tracks make the album even better. By remaking her albums, Taylor continues to be a role model to all her fans, shows she doesn’t let hate get to her.

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Josh is a freshman who has just got into journalism for his first year of high school.He joined the Native Voice because he felt like he could get to know more of the teachers and students around the school and loves to write about current topics.This year he is participating in Tech Club for this year’s fall performance. He likes to sketch, listen to music, and go to the mall.

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