Taylor Swift releases unheard song from 'Fearless' era

'You All Over Me' features American singer Maren Morris performing background vocals

77th Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 5, 2020 - Taylor Swift. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Taylor Swift continues with the re-recording and re-release of her back catalogue with the unveiling of a previously unheard song from her Fearless album, which came out in 2008.

Labelled "Taylor's Version / From the Vault", in reference to that fact that the song is a B-Side that is finally getting some airplay, You All Over Me was released today and features American co-singer Maren Morris performing background vocals. The song is produced by Aaron Dessner and co-written by country songwriter Scooter Carusoe.

“One thing I’ve been loving about these From The Vault songs is that they’ve never been heard, so I can experiment, play, and even include some of my favorite artists,” Taylor posted on Instagram.

While You All Over Me is not as catchy as some of the tunes that have made the Grammy-winning Swift one of the industry's most successful stars, it is a testament to how strong her writing skills were, even as a fresh-faced teenager.

Taylor simultaneously released Love Story (Taylor's Version) – the Elvira Remix, because, she says "in this house we dance and cry at the same time".

Swift is in the process of re-recording and re-releasing a number of her own songs, as part of a public dispute over the rights of her music with powerhouse music manager Scooter Braun. Braun bought and then sold the masters of Swift’s fist six albums in 2019, for a reported $300 million.

She slammed the sale publicly and promised to re-record the original six albums, with the masters under her own control. “Artists should own their own work for so many reasons,” she wrote in a March 2021 Instagram post. “But the most screamingly obvious one is that the artist is the only one who really knows that body of work.”

A re-recording of the rest of her Fearless album is due to drop on April 9. And we can be sure that more unheard music will make its way out of the vault in due time.