Taylor Swift’s fully re-recorded and replicated model of Fearless is right here, together with lyric movies for each single track. What a time to be a fan and never Scooter Braun.
Swift’s second album initially launched in 2008, Fearless (Taylor’s Model) is the very first launch within the famous person’s formidable undertaking to revisit and report her again catalogue. The masters for Swift’s first six albums — from her self-titled debut in 2006 to popularity in 2017 — recorded below contract together with her former label Massive Machine Information had been bought by former manager Braun for $300 million, then sold to a private equity firm for a similar amount. Swift stated she wasn’t given the opportunity to purchase them herself, accused Braun of “incessant, manipulative bullying,” and in a powerful Tumblr post in 2019 she wrote, “You need to personal the artwork you make.”
Effectively, she’s accomplished simply that.
Launched Thursday, Fearless (Taylor’s Model) is sort of an ideal copy of the unique album, faithfully re-recorded and produced by Jack Antonoff, Christopher Rowe, and Aaron Dessner down to the giggle in “Hey Stephen,” and launched with some new materials in an ongoing rarities sequence that Swift is looking “From the Vault.”
Brimming with nation pop crossover gems and messy relationship ballads, Fearless featured 5 singles — “Love Story,” “You Belong with Me,” “White Horse,” “Fifteen,” and title observe “Fearless,” — and gained Swift gained Album of the 12 months on the 2010 Grammys (on the time it made her the youngest individual ever to win the award; it’s now Billie Eilish).
I’m counting down the minutes til we will all soar into this courageous world collectively, stuffed with equal elements nostalgia and model newness.
Head first, Fearless 💛
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) April 3, 2021
And now, you’ll be able to revisit all of them in some of the noble artforms on YouTube: lyric movies. You realize them, the overtly tacky options to precise music movies that one way or the other get away with their supreme corniness as a result of we simply need to have the ability to sing together with the observe. And since Swift launched so many of them, we thought we might rank them, from least greatest to very best (they’re all an absolute deal with as a result of uh, it is Fearless).
And each single time you see the phrases “Taylor’s Model” on the high of those movies, ship huge excessive 5 vitality her method. She did it.
26. Inform Me Why
Inform me why this specific lyric video is wielding a pulse monitor for a background on this supremely fierce track. Ohhh, that is proper “I would like you want a heartbeat,” OK, cool cool cool. There are higher ones coming, people!
25. Perpetually and At all times
Seemingly neverending piano keys and basic serif font, that is all you want on public knowledge Joe Jonas breakup song “Perpetually and At all times.” Really feel dangerous, dude.
24. Bye Bye Child
That is the primary and final time Taylor will drive this manner once more, so we have a rusty previous automobile dashboard, considerate cursive font, and what appears to be like like an especially early Instagram filter. Each channel that huge nostalgic farewell vibe for “Bye Bye Child,” one of many six album tracks “From the Vault.”
23. You All Over Me
We have got rain, we have pavement, we have rain on pavement. Even the phrases drop into place like rain. One other one “From the Vault,” that includes Maren Morris, this lyric video actually spells it out.
22. Do not You
The cosy cafe vibe on the devastating “Do not You,” is pretty much as good a location to run into your ex as any, we guess. One espresso cup? Two picket bar stools? This “From the Vault” track was already a heart-punch, however these lyrics zooming slowly into our hearts and out of our tearducts is an excessive amount of.
21. That is When
The lyric video for “That is When,” a Keith City duet “From the Vault,” sits you on a street in the course of a misty nation property and leaves you there, with solely lyrics of a crumbling relationship to maintain you firm. It is a little bit of a deal with, although, being a brand new recording for Swift followers — it was written early in her career with the Warren Brothers, and City not solely seems on this recording however one other Fearless Vault gem “We Have been Comfortable.”
20. We Have been Comfortable
It is a kaleidoscopic roll into whimsical circus tent city for “We Have been Comfortable,” one “From the Vault,” with Keith City leaping again in on these backing vocals. Although the lyrics do hand over nearly all of actual property to the ambiguous tents, that syndicated shade coding and slight fog make this a fairly one.
The “distant diamond sky” of the Northern Lights places on a five-minute present for “Untouchable,” the Luna Halo cowl featured on Swift’s prolonged album, Fearless Platinum Version. Beautiful!
It is a sea of stars (or smartphone torches) for well-known musician crush ballad “Celebrity,” which completely pairs its pink font with Swift’s sequinned costume.
17. Come In With the Rain
Do your individual model of Chandler and Joey’s sad window gazing with the lyric video for “Come In With the Rain,” a literal open window on a wet night time, that seems to be situated someplace in David Lynch’s Purple Room. Sadly nobody seems.
16. The Approach I Liked You
Do not all of us miss screaming and preventing and kissing within the rain? That vintage clock and people onscreen lyrics tick furiously alongside in “The Approach I Liked You,” Swift’s main marching singalong testomony to the rollercoaster trip of adlescent love. For those who’ve ever accomplished a speed-reading train, that is mainly the identical vibe.
15. You are Not Sorry
Massive Folklore vibes on the lyric video for deception energy ballad “You are Not Sorry,” which sits on a excessive perch over a misty panorama on a wet day. It is the form of view I might personally wish to scream this track into, so that they nailed it.
14. White Horse
It is a horse! Sure, it comes again a couple of occasions, however on this lyric video for the second official single from Fearless, you will spend the four-minute runtime ready for ol’ mate to come back galloping by.
Dive into the lyric video for “Breathe” which strikes from a barely troubling underwater scenario, hits the floor for a literal breath on the refrain, then leads to the clouds for the bridge. Each time that sans serif font widens and zooms, I really feel like I am utilizing the Headspace app. Added bonus: pretty previous photograph of Swift and her duet associate Colbie Caillat.
12. Mr Completely Advantageous
Who is that this headless man who’s apparently “completely wonderful”? The place did all this smoke come from? All possible Joe Jonas association and Sophie Turner Instagram banter aside, it is a really stylish lyric video for an additional one “From the Vault” as Swift’s casually catchy lyrics zoom ahead by the misty, moodily-lit room.
11. The Different Facet of the Door
Double the font for the double the harmonies on huge messy relationship ballad “The Different Facet of the Door,” paired with a montage of black and white on and offstage pictures of Swift. Flashing the phrases “again over” for impact will get main pebble-throwing factors right here.
This superb anthem of transience comes served with loads of onstage pictures from the 2009 Fearless tour. For those who did not get the track’s core message, we refer you to the insistently tiled background.
9. Perpetually and At all times
Rippling pink sequins and Fearless-period tour pictures? Certain! Excessive vitality for “Perpetually and At all times.”
8. Bounce Then Fall
Literal soar, then fall, into the ocean for this huge uplifting observe — a number of occasions. Vacation snaps of Swift are mixed with sunny coastlines, very literal waterfalls, and dramatically swishy font animations for this candy story of throwing the whole lot you’ve got acquired into a brand new one thing.
7. In the present day Was a Fairytale
Loads of nostalgic Taylor pictures on this one, duplicated with numerous filters. Massive surprise-birthday-presentation-by-your-friends iMovie vibes
6. Hey Stephen
Equal elements private selfie montage and reside live performance footage in “Hey Stephen.” Love this serif font with these little raised rogue letters right here and there, what enjoyable! It has Swifties trying to decode it as a secret message and the whole lot. However actually, that is so excessive up as a result of there is a canine and a cat in it.
It is the title observe people, and it already has a music video, so this one does not want a lot embellishment — all we want is these feeeeearless lyrics to sing on the high of our lungs. A static, mid-hair-flick picture of Swift mixed with handfuls of gold glitter and fake live performance lights in sluggish movement. Further factors for giving “seize it, keep in mind it” their very own pops. Elegant.
4. You Belong With Me
OK, these two are a pair, with an identical static live performance photograph/hovering glitter remedy and its already existing iconic music video. For all its not-very-2021 lyrics, this one will get the factors for the pleasant residence footage of Swift dancing in her kitchen, absolutely the shade of the shaking animation on the notably capitalized “SHE’S UPSET,” and the properly…barely menacing zoom on the italicized “like I do.” 👀
Awwww BFFs! Being written about first dates, heartbreak, and friendship in her freshman 12 months of highschool, the lyric video for enormous Fearless single “Fifteen” is a slideshow of goofy and candy previous pictures from the time, lots of which characteristic Swift’s bestie Abigail Anderson — “You sit in school subsequent to a redhead named Abigail/ And shortly sufficient you are greatest mates.” Name me on that supremely pink Motorola i833 Child Phat and inform me all about this lyric video, as a result of it’s glorious.
2. The Finest Day
In a fairly particular video, “The Finest Day” encompasses a treasure trove of residence footage from Swift’s childhood. She wrote the track for her mom, Andrea, who options within the movies (and who has been through a hell of a time recently). “‘The Finest Day’ is a track that I wrote with out telling my mother,” Swift said at the time. “I wrote it within the summertime, and I recorded it secretly, too. I had this concept that I wished to play it for her for Christmas. So after I acquired the observe, I synced up all of those residence movies from after I was slightly child to go together with the track like a music video, and performed it for her on Christmas Eve and she or he was crying her eyes out.” This footage was in the video Swift released herself, nevertheless it’s made much more emotional with the lyrics sitting proper beside it.
1. Love Story
After all! Swift’s signature “Rom-eo take me” younger romance anthem comes with a genuinely candy, extremely ’00s tribute to Fearless fans. That is the final word thanks to Swifties, going past the static lyric video and presenting a shoebox stuffed with recollections from her time touring and taking pics with followers. Massive coronary heart explosion right here.