Taylor Swift is looking back at how she felt when she first shared Red with the world! On Thursday, the singer appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where she talked about why putting out Red (Taylor's Version) feels very different from the circumstances surrounding the album's initial release.
Swift shares why releasing Red in 2021 is "much better"
Swift opened up about putting her fourth studio album Red out back in October 2012, saying the week leading up to its debut was "so stressful" because of the uncertainty that surrounded it. While Red is considered one of her most critically acclaimed albums, Swift was nervous about its reception at the time. "There are like 14 different genres on this album... I was so focused on, 'Is anyone going to like it?' she explained.
Swift said she had also been in the midst of processing some difficult emotions while promoting the album. The singer admitted she was "really sad because I'd actually gone through the stuff I'd sung about." In a note to fans when she announced the release of Red (Taylor's Version), Swift said the album "resembled a heartbroken person." However, the singer said she's found sharing the album again 9 years later to be a much more positive experience.
Swift joked about having "sunglasses on and a mojito," calling it "really nice to put this album out and not be sad." And when asked what the people her songs may be about might feel now, she gave a candid answer. "I haven't thought about their experience," she stated. Along with the album, Swift is also set to release a short film based on the extended 10-minute version of her iconic heartbreak song "All Too Well".