Taylor Swift's 'Fearless' Re-release Prompts Avalanche of Memes, Jokes

Taylor Swift has released her latest re-recorded album Fearless (Taylor's Version), and fans are sharing jokes and memes on Twitter about how excited they are.

Swift herself tweeted about how she feels about the release of the new album and said: "Me in 2020: life is chill, writing songs based in fiction to avoid drama, feeling pretty grown up.

"My 2008 music from the vault, in a goblin voice: 'REELEEEEEEASE MR PERFECTLY FIIIIIIINE'"

Me in 2020: life is chill, writing songs based in fiction to avoid drama, feeling pretty grown up

My 2008 music from the vault, in a goblin voice: “REELEEEEEEASE MR PERFECTLY FIIIIIIINE” https://t.co/PCexr31q9x

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) April 7, 2021

The album, which was released late on Thursday night includes re-recordings of hits such as "Love Story" and "You Belong With Me," as well as six previously unreleased songs.

Swift has released the Fearless (Taylor's Version) album as she is in the process of re-recording her first five albums to regain control over her music legacy after her back catalog was sold to a private equity firm.

With the release of Fearless (Taylor's Version), which Swift has full rights over, her fans are excited about getting to enjoy the music of Fearless guilt-free once again.

Others feel emotional about reliving the experience of listening to an album they first listened to as teenagers, with the added bonus of getting to hear previously unreleased songs "from the vault".

Swift's fans have taken to social media to express their excitement about the release of the new album, like Twitter user @IvyMyTear, who shared the "turn up the volume" meme and said: "2008: blasting fearless/2021: blasting fearless Taylor's Version"

2008: blasting fearless

2021: blasting fearless Taylor's Version#fearlesstaylorsversion pic.twitter.com/3PrXl6BeYN

— sude𓆙 (@ivymytear) April 9, 2021

Twitter user Americadynastyv shared the Lala Land meme of Sebastian explaining jazz to Mia and said: "People just listening [to] Fearless (Taylor's Version) for the first time/Me explaining why it means a lot to me and telling them how proud I am of Taylor."

people just me explaining
listening why it means
Fearless a lot to me
(Taylor's and telling them
Version) for how proud of
the first time taylor i am#FearlessTaylorsVersion pic.twitter.com/rbJVoVrp49

— vale is not perfectly fine (@americadynastyv) April 9, 2021

Naturally, fans are comparing Fearless (Taylor's Version) to the original 2008 album, and are joking about Colbie Caillat's appearance on "Breathe". Fans have previously joked about not being able to hear Caillat's voice on the original song, and are now joking that her voice is more audible this time around.

Twitter user @fearlessummers said: "streets are saying you can hear actually hear colbie caillat on breathe (taylor's version)" and attached a video of Kris Jenner running and exclaiming "oh my god."

streets are saying you can hear actually hear colbie caillat on breathe (taylor’s version) pic.twitter.com/dEQwNBynLz

— james 💛💛 (@fearIessummers) April 8, 2021

Amid all the excitement surrounding the release of Fearless (Taylor's Version), some fans are already eagerly awaiting the next release, like Riley, who shared a video of a woman singing and repeatedly banging on a door and said: "me outside taylor's house begging for speak now"

me outside taylor's house begging for speak now pic.twitter.com/TNK9g0Yfuo

— riley (@flemingcoys) April 9, 2021

Following Fearless (Taylor's Version), Swift is set to re-record her self-titled debut album, Speak Now, Red, and 1989. A re-recording of Reputation, which came out in 2017, is not expected to be released until late 2022, as there needs to be a five-year period between the release of an original and a re-recording.

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Taylor Swift performs at the TIME 100 Gala 2019 Dinner at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019, in New York City. Swift has released 'Fearless (Taylor's Version)' as she is in the process of re-recording her earlier albums. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TIME