Taylor Swift announced on March 16 the release of four new songs in celebration of The Eras Tour, which begins this Friday, March 17.
The singer/songwriter recently announced the exciting news on Instagram with a story. Swift stated in the story, “To celebrate The Eras Tour, I’m releasing four previously unreleased songs tonight at midnight.” Swift then announced the new songs, which include “Eyes Open (Taylor’s Version),” “Safe & Sound (featuring Joy Williams and John Paul White) (Taylor’s Version),” “If This Was A Movie (Taylor’s Version),” and “All Of The Girls You Loved Before.”
Three of the four songs are re-recordings of previously released material. “Eyes Open” and “Safe & Sound” (the latter featuring the former duo, The National, who have since split into solo artists: Joy Williams and John Paul White) were both released in 2012 for The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond film soundtrack album (2012). “If This Was A Movie” was included as a bonus track on Swift’s third studio album, Speak Now (2010). Meanwhile, “All Of The Girls You Loved Before” is a brand-new song that has gone viral on social media, particularly TikTok.
The re-recordings are in keeping with the singer’s goal of re-recording her previous six albums. Swift announced her intention to do so in November 2020, following several disagreements with her previous record label over ownership of the master recordings for those albums. Swift took to Twitter to make her statement after the master recordings were sold to a third party without her knowledge for the second time. “I have recently begun to re-record my older music, and it has already proven to be both exciting and completely fulfilling,” Swift wrote.
Been getting a lot of questions about the recent sale of my old masters. I hope this clears things up. pic.twitter.com/sscKXp2ibD
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 16, 2020
Fearless (Taylor’s Version) (2021) and Red (Taylor’s Version) (2021) have been re-recorded since the announcement (2021). Both albums received positive feedback. Fearless (Taylor’s Version) (2021) set several musical records. Swift won a Grammy for Best Music Video for her short film “All Too Well” in Red (Taylor’s Version) (2021).
With that announcement, the “Anti-Hero” singer added to the already high level of excitement for The Eras Tour. She later took to Twitter to share several photos of herself rehearsing for the tour. “In my Eras era,” the caption read.
In my Eras era. 💅 pic.twitter.com/r2E2PWVm6Z
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) March 16, 2023
While The Eras Tour has yet to begin, we are confident that it will be one of Swift’s best tours to date, if not her very best.