Taylor Swift released her refreshed version of “Love Story” on Friday morning (Feb. 12) and her biggest A-list fans are already obsessed with it.
Mindy Kaling put it best with the tweet, “God I love this song,” about the zhuzh’d up version of the beloved song, which has a reconfigured opening section and louder strings than the original.
Because we can’t be together to dance and sing at the top of our lungs together, the Vamps’ James McVey did it for us, tweeting, “Romeo taaaake meeeee,” while Hayley Kiyoko addressed the elephant in the room with the Insta Story caption, “Also this is still absolute MADNESS you have to do this but so proud of you @taylorswift13 Taylor’s version is the only version :)”
After announcing in 2019 that she plans to re-record her first six albums — following the acquisition of her master recordings by longtime Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun — Swift unveiled “Love Story (Taylor’s Version),” just days before Valentine’s Day. She first teased the new edition of the 2008 Fearless cut in December, with a snippet featured in an ad for dating site Match.com written by Ryan Reynolds.
Swift also announced this week that she has re-recorded Fearless as Fearless (Taylor’s Version), adding size never-before-released songs from the vault to the 20-track original. Violin/guitar player Caitlin Evanson, who has toured and performed with Swift all over the world and provided backing vocals on Fearless, also thanked her longtime friend and musical compatriot, writing, “I’m so honored to again, be a part of this magic we made so long ago. Thanks a million.”
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