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Taylor Swift releases first of six unheard tracks from her re-recorded Fearless album

Written by on 27 March 2021

Taylor Swift has released the first of a handful of old songs that have never been heard by the public before, as she continues to re-record her old music.

It’s part of the American singer-songwriter’s ongoing feud with music mogul Scooter Braun, who purchased the rights to Swift’s pre-2019 back catalogue, leaving her unable to use her own music without permission.

You All Over Me (From The Vault), which she wrote while recording her second album Fearless in 2008, is the first of six previously unheard tracks from earlier in her career that she intends to release.

The song is a lament to a former love, and features country music singer Maren Morris on backing vocals.

It comes weeks after she released a new version of Love Story, also from Fearless, which she re-recorded as part of a bid to retain the ownership of her work.

Announcing she had released the track, Swift said that “we dance and cry at the SAME TIME”.

Earlier in the week she said: “One thing I’ve been loving about these From The Vault songs is that they’ve never been heard, so I can experiment, play, and even include some of my favourite artists.”

The reason for the songs not making it on the original album were that they included “too many break-up songs”, according to Swift, who added that she was also unable to fit them all on a CD.

Fearless (Taylor’s Version) will include 26 tracks on its release – double the amount the 2008 album had.

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Swift refused to go into business with the company that bought the tracks off Braun, Shamrock Holdings, because of his continued financial involvement.

She walked away with the award for album of the year at this month’s Grammys for Folklore, the surprise album she dropped last summer alongside Evermore.