Taylor Swift made an announcement on March 16 that she will be releasing four new songs as a tribute to The Eras Tour, which starts on Friday, March 17. She shared the news through an Instagram story where she expressed her excitement and mentioned that the four songs will be released at midnight. The new tracks are “Eyes Open (Taylor’s Version),” “Safe & Sound (featuring Joy Williams and John Paul White) (Taylor’s Version),” “If This Was A Movie (Taylor’s Version),” and “All Of The Girls You Loved Before.”
Out of the four songs, three have been previously released and are now re-recorded. “Eyes Open” and “Safe & Sound” (which featured the duo, The National, who have now split into solo artists Joy Williams and John Paul White) were originally released in 2012 as part of the soundtrack for The Hunger Games film, called The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond. “If This Was A Movie” was a bonus track on Swift’s third album, Speak Now, released in 2010. On the other hand, “All Of The Girls You Loved Before” is a completely new song that was leaked and became incredibly popular on social media, especially on TikTok. This caused many fans of Taylor Swift, known as “Swifties,” to express their excitement on various social media platforms.
The act of re-recording these songs is part of the artist’s objective to re-record her previous six albums. In November 2020, Taylor Swift revealed her intention to do so after facing a number of conflicts with her former record label regarding ownership of the master recordings of those albums. When the master recordings were sold to a third party without her knowledge for the second time, Swift used Twitter to express her views. She stated that she had started the process of re-recording her older music, which has been a thrilling and completely satisfying experience for her.
Following the announcement, Taylor Swift has re-recorded two out of her six albums as part of her mission: Fearless (Taylor’s Version) (2021) and Red (Taylor’s Version) (2021). Both albums received positive reviews, with Fearless (Taylor’s Version) (2021) breaking numerous musical records and Red (Taylor’s Version) (2021) earning Swift a Grammy for Best Music Video for her “All Too Well” short film.
Despite the already high anticipation for The Eras Tour after this announcement, the “Anti-Hero” singer didn’t stop there. Later on, she posted several photos of herself rehearsing for the tour on Twitter with the caption, “In my Eras era.”
Even though The Eras Tour has yet to begin, we have no doubt that it will be one of Taylor Swift’s most impressive tours to date – if not the best one. For more exciting news related to Swift, click here. While waiting for the release of her new songs, fans can check out her latest music video for “Lavender Haze” below.