Taylor Swift is causing a Twitter storm with her newest re-release. Red (Taylor’s Version) came out on November 12th and has broken two Spotify records so far. It is now the most-streamed album in a day by a female artist in Spotify history. Swift also broke the record for the most-streamed female artist in one day. The album has a mix of new singles and new recordings of old songs. The original Red album was released in 2012.
There is already Grammy’s buzz. Swift isn’t the only singer to release new versions of old songs but she’s in slightly uncharted territory. Songs that were released at least five years ago are ineligible for songwriting categories including song of the year. Since the 10 minute version of All Too Well was never released, it is still eligible as well as her other new songs. “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)” is another new one. Its video was directed by Blake Lively and is her directorial debut.
All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)
The most buzzed about song on the album is the 10 minute version of “All Too Well.” It’s widely assumed to be about Jake Gyllenhaal. This new and extended track has more details about the brief relationship.
People are specifically fixating on the line, “And I left my scarf there at your sister’s house/ And you’ve still got it in your drawer, even now.”
The line is in the original song too but the re-release is adding new heat and people are roasting Gyllenhaal about it. Dionne Warwick is even getting involved.
Warwick tweeted “If that young man has Taylor’s scarf he should return it.” She added, “It does not belong to you. Box it up and I will pay the cost of postage, Jake.”
The romantic songwriting pop star performed the “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” SNL. As Colin Jost said, “I think the lesson we all learned this week is never break up with Taylor Swift.”