Taylor Swift fans bombard Kelly Clarkson with praise over unearthed ‘re-record albums’ tweet

Adam White
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Taylor Swift on the cover of her new Fearless album, and Kelly Clarkson at an event in 2020 (Republic Records/Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
Taylor Swift on the cover of her new Fearless album, and Kelly Clarkson at an event in 2020 (Republic Records/Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift fans have bombarded Kelly Clarkson with praise after an unearthed tweet appeared to suggest she came up with Swift’s plan to re-record her old albums.

Swift has been creating new versions of the albums released with her old label Big Machine Records, after a long-running dispute with the label’s new owner Scooter Braun over the rights to her master recordings.

On Friday (9 April), Swift released the full-length re-recording of her 2008 record Fearless, calling the new release Fearless (Taylor’s Version).

At the same time, fans unearthed a tweet by Clarkson from 2019, in which she appeared to more or less suggest what Swift ended up doing.

After Swift first went public with her battle against Braun over the ownership of her masters, Clarkson tweeted: “@taylorswift13 just a thought, U should go in & re-record all the songs that U don’t own the masters on exactly how U did them but put brand new art & some kind of incentive so fans will no longer buy the old versions. I’d buy all of the new versions just to prove a point.”

Fans were quick to praise Clarkson’s early ingenuity.

“So it started here,” one fan wrote. “Kelly Clarkson gave her the idea.” Another wrote: “Kelly was right in Taylor’s corner, she gave great advice that’s paid off damn well.”

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“I remember thinking what a great idea this was when I read it,” wrote another fan. “Looks like Taylor did too. Good for her. Queens helping and supporting queens is always awesome to see.”

Fearless (Taylor’s Version), which has been met with universally positive reviews, has already led fans to spread a maneuver to “disappear” the original recording of Fearless on Spotify.

Read The Independent’s four-star review of the album here.

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