Taylor Swift is the queen of taking control of her own narrative. Making one of the biggest power moves in music politics history, she is re-recording all of her albums released under Big Machine Records so she can own the royalties and rights to them instead of the person that bought her catalogue without her permission. The first album getting the “Taylor’s Version” treatment is ‘Fearless’ which will be released on April 9. On top of the re-recordings of the album’s 20 songs, she’s also giving fans 6 unreleased songs from the vault from that era. HUGE!! So if you wanted more emotion from teenage Taylor Swift then 2021 is going to be a good year for you.
The first song to be released from the vault is the heartbreak filled ‘You All Over Me’. Teaming up with Maren Morris to bring this song into a new sonical perspective, they deliver light country-pop melodies that nostalgically feels like classic ‘Fearless’ era and simultaneously ties in to the recent folk experimentation behind ‘folklore’ and ‘evermore’. Morris’ vocals intertwines so beautifully with Swift’s, and it feels like such a natural collaboration.
Reflecting on a love that has become only a memory, she reminisces on the feeling of their body, touch and kiss all over her. Wishing that she still had them in her life, this song tugs on the emotional heartstrings. “Lost tears, swore that I’d get out of here. But no amount of freedom gets you clean. I’ve still got you all over me” she sings.
‘You All Over Me’ is a classic Taylor Swift break up song. It’s romantic, emotional and retrospective, and will have you missing someone even if you don’t actually have anyone to miss.