Last Friday, November 12, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift finally released the much anticipated re-recording of her album, Red. Called ‘Red (Taylor’s version)’, the album includes 30 songs from written and performed by Taylor!
The 30-song track list includes the original songs from 2012 album, and some new songs Taylor likes to refer to as “From the Vault”. And naturally, you would automatically jump to the never before heard nor released songs because, well, curiosity. (Read: Taylor Swift’s ‘From the Vault’ Songs Will Give You Major Feels)
And because it’s Taylor Swift, the new songs didn’t disappoint. I even got some new favorites from the new releases! Here are my Top 3 From the Vault songs from Red (Taylor’s version).
Have you ever found yourself dealing with insecurities that you didn’t even know existed? Insecurities that you only discovered as you grew older and grew more mature? Well, Taylor understands that, too. And in Nothing New, she puts into words how it feels to feel insecure about aging and growing old, and–as a woman–the unrealistic expectations of society on young women. While that in itself is already relatable to me, I got even more excited when she sang the song with Phoebe Bridgers, who is known for her cool, calming voice. Truly, listening to the song was a delight.
One word: nostalgia. For some reason, Run took me back to the past–probably because the song is a duet with Ed Sheeran. And Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift put out the ever beautiful, heartwarming ‘Everything Has Changed’ back in 2012, also for Red. The vibe of the song felt so nostalgic and warm– a song perfect for a cold night. (Read: 3 Songs We’re All Looking Forward to on ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’)
All Too Well (10-Minute Version)
Taylor’s All Too Well probably has one of the most heartbreaking bridges everywhere. But she made the song even more heartbreaking with the 10-minute version of the song. Yes, I know 10 minutes might seem like too long of a song, but the way Taylor wrote it and told a story will take you on a journey that you wouldn’t even notice it’s been 10 minutes. She also sings some new lyrics that you can scream ou