Taylor Swift records new version of ‘This Love’ for TV series ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’

The teen drama is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video

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Taylor Swift has re-recorded a track from her 2014 blockbuster album 1989.

The US pop star uploaded This Love (Taylor's version) — a remake of This Love — to her social media accounts on Friday, following its appearance in the trailer for drama series The Summer I Turned Pretty, out now on Amazon Prime Video.

Scroll through the gallery above to see Taylor Swift's style evolution.

Based on Jenny Han's Summer trilogy of novels, the US author announced the collaboration with Swift this week on her TikTok account, saying: "In my wildest dreams, I never dreamed of this."

Swift has stuck to the style of previous reworkings of older material, refraining from radically changing the composition of This Love.

The new version instead is marked by more subdued production, such as reverberating synths and clearer vocals.

This Love (Taylor’s Version) is the second track from 1989 to be re-recorded.

In response to the popularity of Wildest Dreams on TikTok, Swift released a "Taylor's version" of the song last year.

It remains unclear if Swift intends to re-record all of 1989, as she did previous albums — Fearless (Taylor's Version) and Red (Taylor's version) — as no announcements have been made yet about future releases.

Swift vowed to re-record and re-release her back catalogue as part of a public dispute over the rights of her music with powerhouse music manager Scooter Braun in 2019.

Braun bought and then sold the masters of her first six albums for a reported $300 million.

Swift publicly criticised the sale and stated that the masters of new versions of the albums will be under her control.

Next week Swift is set to add a doctorate to her list of achievements.

On May 18, she will receive an honorary doctorate in fine arts from New York University and give a commencement speech at a graduation ceremony at New York's Yankee Stadium.

Updated: May 06, 2022, 11:01 AM
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