Fans in meltdown after Taylor Swift teases new short film ahead of Red - Taylor's version album release

Taylor Swift has teased a new short film she has written and directed with a surprise post on social media.

Friday, 12th November 2021, 11:07 am
Updated Friday, 12th November 2021, 11:09 am
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 05: Taylor Swift attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The multi-award winning artist tweeted about her film, titled All Too Well, that is due to be released at midnight on Saturday in the UK.

The film features Stranger Things actress Sadie Sink and Teen Wolf star Dylan O’Brien, as well as Swift herself. The singer urged fans to organise watch parties ahead of the launch, sending them into meltdown.The tweet received almost 70,000 retweets and 230,000 likes in just over two hours. Swift said: “Shot on 35mm film with cinematography by the brilliant @the_rinayang.“Plan your watch parties or grab your blanket and curl up into a ball.“However you want to watch All Too Well The Short Film, it’ll be out tomorrow on YouTube at 7pm Eastern.”

Taylor Swift thanks fans as she releases the re-recorded version of Red album, titled Red – Taylor’s Version.

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CLEVELAND, OHIO - OCTOBER 30: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on October 30, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame )

By Keiran Southern, PA Los Angeles CorrespondentTaylor Swift paid tribute to her fans as she released her latest re-recorded album as part of a plan to regain control of her music.The pop titan shared Red (Taylor’s Version), a hugely anticipated update on the 2012 original.Swift embarked on the re-recording of her first six albums after the master recordings were acquired by talent manager Scooter Braun when he bought her former label, much to her fury.By creating new versions of the songs, the superstar can regain ownership of the music.In a social media post celebrating Red (Taylor’s Version), Swift said the record had always belonged to her and her fans.She wrote on Instagram: “Just a friendly reminder that I would never have thought it was possible to go back and remake my previous work, uncovering lost art and forgotten gems along the way, if you hadn’t emboldened me.“Red is about to be mine again, but it has always been ours. Tonight we begin again. Red (my version) is out now.”The new version of the record includes 30 tracks compared to the original’s 16.Among the new songs is a 10-minute version of All Too Well – an anthem beloved by Swift fans and reportedly inspired by her doomed romance with Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal.Other additions include Nothing New, which features indie singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers, and Run, a collaboration with Ed Sheeran and The Very First Night.Swift, 31, also added a voice memo to the Apple Music version of the album.It said: “Musically and lyrically, Red resembled a heartbroken person. It was all over the place, a fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end. Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, wild, and tortured by memories past.“Like trying on pieces of a new life, I went into the studio and experimented with different sounds and collaborators.“And I’m not sure if it was pouring my thoughts into this album, hearing thousands of your voices sing the lyrics back to me in passionate solidarity, or if it was simply time, but something was healed along the way.”Braun, the prominent talent manager whose clients include Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, acquired the rights to Swift’s first six albums in 2019 when he bought Big Machine records.Swift was furious at the move and accused Braun of “incessant, manipulative bullying”.The masters changed hands again last year when a deal with investment firm Shamrock Capital was announced.Swift signed with Universal Music in 2018 in a deal said to give her control of her master recordings.Swift released the new version of her album Fearless in April. She still has to re-record her 2006 self-titled debut album, 2010’s Speak Now, 2014’s 1989 and 2017’s Reputation.