Check on your Swiftie friends, we are completely overwhelmed by “Red (Taylor’s Version).”
Ever since Taylor Swift announced her next re-recording would be “Red” months ago, I have been counting down the days. It is one of my all-time favorite Taylor albums and perfectly captures the feeling of autumn, as well as featuring one of Swift’s best songs, “All Too Well.” Then, when she announced that she was giving us a 10 minute version of “All Too Well,” as well as collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Phoebe Bridgers, and Chris Stapleton, I knew “Red (Taylor’s Version” would be monumental for Swift and her fans. I was completely right.
In less than a week, Swift released the album; went on Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyer’s, and SNL; released an “All Too Well” short film (one she wrote, directed, and stared in); and released a surprise music video for vault track, “I Bet You Think About Me” directed by Blake Lively. Bottom line, I have been absolutely overwhelmed with the Taylor Swift content and couldn’t be happier.
Even if you are not a Taylor Swift fan, I highly suggest you listen to this album. It marked a monumental shift in Swift’s career, as she started to transition from country to a more pop sound. It also touches on issues everyone can relate to, like your first real heartbreak, the anxiety that comes with growing up, doubting yourself and your abilities, and what happens when you let someone else determine your worth.