Taylor Swift Releases Four Songs To Kick Off The Eras Tour


Natalie Galbraith, Music Director

With the Eras Tour opening last weekend in Glendale, Arizona, also known as “Swift City,” Taylor Swift released four songs to celebrate. Those songs are “Eyes Open (Taylor’s Version),” “Safe & Sound (feat. Joy Williams and John Paul White) (Taylor’s Version),” “If This Was A Movie (Taylor’s Version)”  and “All Of The Girls You Loved Before.” 

Swift announced this celebratory release on social media Thursday morning to let fans know the four songs would release at midnight. 

“Eyes Open” and “Safe & Sound” were originally featured in The Hunger Games movie soundtrack, “If This Was A Movie” was included on the deluxe version of Speak Now, and “All Of The Girls You Loved Before” is a brand new track, but was leaked earlier this year. 

These new tracks are now a part of “The More Chapters” as announced by the Taylor Nation social media Friday morning. Each song was assigned as a “more” track on an older album. “If This Was A Movie (Taylor’s Version)” is part of Fearless (Taylor’s Version), “Eyes Open (Taylor’s Version)” and “Safe & Sound (Taylor’s Version)” are part of Red (Taylor’s Version), and “All Of The Girls You Loved Before” is part of Lover

Swifties have started to theorize why Swift chose to release “If This Was A Movie (Taylor’s version)” and include it as a part of Fearless (Taylor’s Version). The song was originally a deluxe track from the Speak Now album. Speak Now is entirely self-written by Swift, however the deluxe version is not. “If This Was A Movie” is the one song she co-wrote. 

So far the two re-recorded albums have included previously deluxe songs as vault tracks, so not including “If This Were A Movie” on Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) allows her to keep it as a solo written album. Vault tracks are bonus songs that Swift includes on the re-recorded albums. The vault tracks include former deluxe tracks as well as previously unreleased songs that didn’t make it on the original album.

Swift has not announced what re-recorded album will come next, but this is her first time revisiting Speak Now

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