Is Red Better Than Red?

Claire Matz, Staff Writer

ARLINGTON, TX – MAY 25: Taylor Swift plays for a sold-out crowd of more than 53,000 fans on the second of 13 North American stadium dates on The RED Tour at Cowboys Stadium on May 25, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS/Getty Images for TAS) (Christopher Polk/TAS)

Taylor Swift’s newest album Red (Taylor’s Version) released on Nov. 12. This album is a grown up version of the original Red released back in Oct. 2012. Swift now owns her new album and everything that goes along with it, including music videos and merchandise. 

Red consists of six new vault tracks and 24 older songs that were released in the previous years. Even though there were no singles released in the five months leading up to the album’s release, promotion for Red has been more than Folklore and Evermore combined. 

This album is just so much better than the original. The way that the songs have improved with vocals and also the instrumentals has shown the growth of Swift as an artist.

Some of my favorite songs off the album would have to be Girl At Home, I Bet You Think About Me, and The Lucky One. The song that had the biggest change is Girl At Home. She made it more pop and not as country as it was in the original album. 

The All Too Well ten minute version is also amazing. It has some of the same lyrics from the original but the song has a totally different vibe. It also has a short film that goes with it. The video stars Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien who play each other’s love interest. The film is 14 minutes and has a very good concept and is a good visual to what All Too Well represents. 

I Bet You Think About Me also got a video on Monday morning, and it was very good. The video is all about Swift crashing her ex-boyfriend’s wedding while he imagines that he was still with her. The video is a good representation of what the whole song is about. Personally out of the two videos Swift came out with, the All Too Well video is the better of the two.

Overall I think that this re-recording is better than Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and will be one of my favorite albums of all time. The feeling from getting the original CD back in 2012 and now seeing it grow and change is something I enjoyed. I think that this is just a great album to listen to and that everyone can have at least one song that is their favorite off of this album.