Released: April 9, 2021
By: Taylor Swift
The original recording of Fearless was released just before Taylor Swift’s 19th birthday back when she young and didn’t have ownership of her music. Fearless (Taylor’s Version) marks the first of Swift’s re-recorded albums after a verry public battle over the rights to her own music, and her fans made it clear that they’ll support her to the end.
Winning Swift the Grammy for Album of the Year in 2010, Fearless is one of Swift’s best albums and this re-recording only improves the original material. In the 13 years since its release, Swift has grown vocally and has lived experiences that she can put back into the songs. In many of the hits, including “Love Story” and “You Belong with Me,” you can appreciate the maturity of Swift’s voice now compared to before.
Final say: Thank goodness Swift is fearless. ★★★★★