Taylor Swift is a girlboss


Eva Rinaldi

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March 16 2023, the eve of Taylor Swift’s U.S. tour, Swift announced that she would be re-releasing three songs and one new song. This was a reminder that, at the end of the day, Taylor Swift is a business woman. Two of the three songs she is re-releasing are from The Hunger Games soundtrack. To some, this might be odd, but with The Hunger Games just being added to Netflix and re-sparking a new love for the movies as well as The Hunger Games prequel Ballad of the Song Bird coming out in November, it makes perfect sense. “Safe and Sound” is a sad guitar ballad that never fails to bring tears to my eyes. Swift’s soft voice mixed with the heavy topics of the song is so sad. “Eyes Open” is equally as good and is such a cute song for The Hunger Games movies

The other re-recorded and released song is from her third album, Speak Now, and happens to be the only song on the entire album that she did not write all by herself. She re-recorded and released this song as a part of the Fearless (Taylor’s Version) album so that Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) is one hundred percent written by herself. “If This Was a Movie” continues to be a nostalgic song that takes everyone back to 2010.

The final song she released was a song from her eighth album Lover that didn’t make the album. This song, “All The Girls You Loved Before”, was leaked earlier this month and fans were begging Taylor herself to release the song; Swift satisfied their pleas and released the song. The song is all about thanking the girls before her that made her boyfriend (Joe Alwyn) the way he is. It’s a cute and catchy love song that fans adore, especially since she listened to their requests and answered. This song is one of my favorite songs from Lover even though it didn’t make the cut originally. This song definitely should’ve been on the original album and I’m confused to why “ME!” Made it over “All The Girls You Loved Before.”