We all know Taylor Swift is not shy about incorporating Easter eggs and codes into her Instagram posts, music videos and interviews.
In her latest post to social media, the singer announces that a new rendition of “Love Story” will be dropping February 11, and that fans will soon be able to hear a remastered version of Swift’s 2008 album, Fearless.
The newish album will have 26 tracks and Swift says it is an ode to her teenage years when she first wrote the original album.
The new album will include 6 unreleased songs that didn’t make the original cut, and while Swift states that it will drop soon, a curious case of capitalization says we may see it as early as April 9.
Taylor Swift’s text post on Instagram reads:
“when i think bAck on the fearless album, and all that you turned it into a completely involuntary smile creeps across my face. this was the musical era in which so many inside jokes were created between us so many hugs exchanged and hands touched so many unbreakable bonds formed. so before i say anything else, let me just say that it was a real honor to get to be a teenager alongside you. and for those of you who have come to know more recently than 2008 i am ecstatic that you’ll get to exPerience a bit of that feeling with you in the very near future. now that i can fully appreciate it and it’s whimsical effervescent chaotic entirety.
fearless was an album full of magic and curiosity, the bliss and devastation of youth. it was the diaRy of the adventures and explorations of a teenage girl who was learning tiny lessons with every new crack and the facade of the faIrytale ending she’d been shown in the movies. i’m thrilled to tell you that my new version of fearless is done and will be with you soon. it’s called fearless (taylor’s version) and it includes 26 songs.
i’ve spoken a lot about why i’m remaking the first six albums, but the way i’ve chosen to do this will hopefulLy help illuminate where I’m coming from. artists should own their work for so maNy reasons. but the most screamingly obvious one is that the artist is the only one who really *knows* the body of work. 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 breakup songs don’t want too many downtempo songs can’t fit that many songs on a physical CD.
those reasons seem unnecessary now. i’ve decIded i want you to have the whole story see the entire vivid picture and let you into the entire dreamscape that is my fearless album. that’s why i’ve chosen to include six never before released songs on my version of this album, written when i was betweeN the ages of 16 and 18. these were the ones it killed me to leave behind.
this process has been more fulfilling and emoTional than i could have imagined, and has made me even more determined to rerecord all my music. i Hope you’ll like this first outing as much as i liked traveling back in time to recreate it. love story (taylor’s version) will be out tonight.
sincerely and fearlessly, taylor.”
The text post was written almost entirely in lowercase, with the exception of a handful of letters that seem to spell out “April Ninth.”
We’re definitely leaving a “Blank Space” on our April calendar for the new Fearless album. Fans can even preorder the album and a fresh run of merch on Swift’s website.
In the meantime, get a sneak peak at the audio for the new version of “Love Story” here.