Taylor Swift has started re-recording her old music and she just revealed new details to her hit song, “All Too Well”, which was first she wrote for album Red in 2012.
Based on the 500 Greatest Albums podcast by Rolling Stones on November 17, Swift revealed some changes to her song. She explained, “It included the F-word and basically I remember my sound guy was like, ‘Hey, I burned a CD of that thing that you were doing in case you want it.’ And I was like, ‘Sure.'”
The songstress continued, “I ended up taking it home and listening to it. And I was like, ‘I actually really like this but it definitely is like 10 minutes long and I need to pare it down.'”
The song, which was rumored to be about her ex-boyfriend, actor Jake Gyllenhaal, was edited by Swift and songwriter Liz Rose.
Red was released eight years ago but it’s considered as one of her best albums and Rolling Stone ranked it at 99 in its list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Swift called the almub as her only true breakup album as well.
Swift said, “Every other album has flickers of different things. But this was an album that I wrote specifically about like a pure, absolute to the core heartbreak.”
She explained, “I really do see this album as like my splatter paint album. Just like using all the colors and throwing it at the wall and seeing what sticks.” She also confessed that the album wasn’t cohesive but it was like a metaphor to what a real breakup is all about.
She was exploring music and it helped her transition from making country music to pop. She added that the album was the reason why 1989 happened. Red started the diverse eras for Swift’s music.
She said, “At 22, I was already watching newer, cooler artists come out every week. And I was already feeling like, you know, ‘S-t, I’m on my fourth record, what can I offer people?’… I was like ‘No, you know what? I don’t want this to be the part of me that just sort of stays in this one place musically forever and bores people to death. It was an interesting sort of wrestling match with my own fears of remaining stagnant that made Red the kind of joy ride that it ended up being.”
Her 2012 album proved she could exist in country and pop. “I started to feel like am I allowed to color outside the lines here and it really was amazing on Red to realize, like, ‘Oh, I’m allowed in these rooms. I will always look back on it and just think, ‘Wow, that was really that was really sort of the beginning of everything that I’m doing now,” she said.
Swift revealed that she has started re-recording her older music and fans will have the chance to hear the new version of “All Too Well” soon.