When Taylor Swift released her re-recording of her second studio album “Fearless,” listeners were thrown back to her previous relationship with former teen heartthrob Joe Jonas (that ended in a 27-second phone call). “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” featured previously unreleased songs that were also about her relationship with Joe.
The Grammy-winning singer announced her next re-recorded album would be “Red” — best known to be about her ex-boyfriend, Jake Gyllenhaal.
“Musically and lyrically, ‘Red’ resembled a heartbroken person. It was all over the place, a fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end. Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, wild, and tortured by memories past,” Taylor wrote in her announcement of the re-recorded album. “And I’m not sure if it was pouring my thoughts into this album, hearing thousands of your voices sing the lyrics back to me in passionate solidarity, or if it was simply time, but something was healed along the way. Sometimes you need to talk it over (over and over and over) for it to ever really be … over.”