Taylor Swift is deranged and must be stopped. I love her with all my heart.
Out of nowhere, she announced on Mar. 24 that she was dropping a new song. Titled “You All Over Me,” it’ll be the first track she’s releasing from the vaults for her re-recording of “Fearless”—something she’s planning on doing for the next albums.
“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 favorite artists.”
HI. I wanted to let you know that the first “From the Vault” song I’m releasing from Fearless (Taylor’s Version) comes out tomorrow at midnight eastern. It’s called You All Over Me (From The Vault). pic.twitter.com/0GdNXHvPM0
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) March 24, 2021
The song dropped today—along with a new version of “Love Story.” Taylor, I can’t with the surprise drops. Both are veritable bops and a great return to form for the once country singer.
“You All Over Me,” produced by Taylor’s new fave collaborator The National’s Aaron Dessner, has rising country star Maren Morris contributing backing vocals. Taylor has been hitting gold with her newfound musical relationship with Dessner, “Folklore” Grammy notwithstanding. That continues to apply here, with their synergy bringing life to the track. Jack Antonoff, kabahan ka na.
While I love the track, I can see why it was originally left off “Fearless.” Its title and lyrics are far more suggestive than the rest of the songs she was putting out then, back when the most risqué line she’s said was “This is wrong, but I can’t help but feel like there ain’t nothing more right” in “Superstar.” It also hits the same emotional beats that “Breathe” did. But where “Breathe” is cathartic, “You All Over Me” is triumphant. In “Breathe,” Taylor is still fully in the moment of the breakup, but this track is from the purview of a person who has just moved on: still shaky, still scarred, but now okay.
Now let’s talk about the remix of the new “Love Story.” It’s reworked by Elvira, the same producer who made the dancing witch mix of “Willow.” It also made me howl in unintelligible sobs upon listening.
I fell in love with Taylor when she was a wide-eyed, curly-haired country-pop girl on the verge of stardom. While I hate the circumstances surrounding her return to “Fearless” (a very merry how dare you to Scooter Braun), I appreciated her return to her old sound, now from the vantage point of an adult. And while I was able to steel myself enough to listen to “Love Story (Taylor’s version)” like a normal sane person, this remix (and the little snippets of her old concert videos on Spotify and YouTube) hit me with a ton of bricks and sent me into a whole emotional, nostalgia-fueled spiral. We were both young when I first saw you! I was so young when I first heard these lyrics and sang along to it tunelessly at a karaoke! Look at how far we’ve come! Taylor.
I don’t know yet when the full “Fearless” is coming, but I just know it’s going to wreck me. And it’s not even my favorite album—“Speak Now” is. See me on my deathbed when the “Enchanted” remix drops.
Photo screengrabbed from the “Love Story” music video
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