Fans spot secret message in Taylor Swift’s Fearless album announcement

The EditorsThu, 11 February 2021, 4:56 pm

Photo credit: Neilson Barnard - Getty Images
Photo credit: Neilson Barnard – Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

In another signature Taylor Swift move, the singer has shared a hidden message in the announcement about her re-recorded Fearless album. Writing on social media, Taylor told fans she had finished recording her album and said the new version of Love Story would be out tonight.

In the statement that accompanied the announcement, she also spoke at length about the record and how happy she is about remaking it. But while she didn’t announce the release date for the album in the statement, the singer hinted at it in a craftily coded message.

The statement was written entirely in lower case except for the letters ‘APRIL NINTH’.

“This process has been more fulfilling and emoTional than i could’ve imagined and has made me even more determined to re-record all of my music,” part of the message said. “i Hope you’ll like this first outing as much as i liked traveling back in time to recreate it.”

Her fans promptly went into meltdown about the secret message, with one tweeting, “APRIL NINTH WHAT??” While another guessed, “april ninth is the whole thing 🙂 release date for the album.”

ICYMI, Taylor decided to re-record her music after the masters of her old albums were bought by Scooter Braun. Speaking about the move, she added: “Artists should own their own work for so many reasons, but the most screamingly obvious one is that the artist is the only one who really knows that body of work.

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Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin – Getty Images

“For example, only I know which songs I wrote that almost made the Fearless album. Songs I absolutely adored, but were held back for different reasons (don’t want too many break-up songs, don’t want too many down-tempo songs, can’t that fit that many songs on a physical CD). Those reasons seem unnecessary now. I’ve decided I want you to have the whole story.”

Unlike the originals, it means Taylor will now have complete control over the new recordings.