‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ breaks many records by being released


On Nov. 12, a week earlier than previously announced, Taylor Swift released the second of her rerecorded albums. Swift is rerecording the first six albums in her discography, wanting to own her music.

Red (Taylor’s Version) debuted with 90.8 million first-day streams, breaking the past record of 80.6 million streams, which was achieved with Swift’s folklore album.

The rerecorded version of Red consists of 30 different songs, with nine songs from the vault being heard by listeners for the first time.

Red is my favorite album from Swift’s discography, so I was highly anticipating her rerelease of the album.

New versions of songs such as “Holy Ground,” “Stay Stay Stay” and “The Last Time,” were stronger in the rereleased album, which introduces listeners to hear the way that Swift intended for the songs to sound like.

The album also featured many other successful artists, such as Phoebe Bridgers, Chris Stapleton and Ed Sheeran, just to name a few.

A 10-minute version of her song “All Too Well” was heard by listeners for the first time, which featured new lyrics and a more upbeat musicality. This 10-minute version of the song would top the charts within the first day of being able to stream.

Swift would also release a short film to go with the extended version of “All Too Well,” and this was a surprise to her fans.

With Swift having four more albums left to rerecord, I anticipate that she will continue to break the records that she has held for many years.