How’s that for a key change?
Following Friday’s launch of “Fearless (Taylor’s Model)” — Taylor Swift’s painstakingly devoted re-recording of her Grammy-winning 2008 album — the pop star dropped a slew of new merchandise choices, together with a piece of bijou her followers can’t cease speaking (and tweeting) about.
The “Seize It, Keep in mind It” vault key necklace ($30) is usual from antiqued copper and bears each the 31-year-old musician’s initials and a snippet of lyrics from the LP’s title monitor.
And whereas the bauble was ostensibly meant as a nod to the six never-before-heard tracks “from the vault” that Swift included on her new model of “Fearless,” its connection to her sophomore album runs deeper than that.
As a variety of followers had been fast to notice, Swift wears an almost-identical key pendant on the duvet artwork for 2008’s “Fearless” — though a lot of the necklace is obscured by her title and the album’s title. (Extra of the secret’s seen on the duvet of the album’s “platinum version,” which was launched in 2009.)
“She’s not sporting the important thing necklace on the [“Fearless (Taylor’s Version)”] album cowl like she used to- so she’s sharing it with us as merch,” one particular person noticed on Twitter.
Added one other, “I forgot that Taylor actually used to put on key necklaces on a regular basis in the course of the fearless period and now she’s giving us one to the fearless vault.”
Whereas the important thing necklace is notably MIA on the duvet of Swift’s re-recorded “Fearless,” she nonetheless managed to sneak in one other Easter egg along with her selection of high: a Shakespearean-style cream shirt that, as followers identified, carefully resembled the shirt worn by Romeo actor Justin Gaston within the “Love Story” music video 13 years in the past.
Lengthy well-known for her “cryptic hint-dropping,” the “White Horse” hitmaker equally used her merch to ship messages about her music forward of the discharge of her “Folklore” album final 12 months; along with a T-shirt teasing her new lyrics, she included a cardigan that might later make a cameo within the music video for the album’s first single.
Swift is at the moment within the means of re-recording her first six studio albums, following music supervisor Scooter Braun’s acquisition (and subsequent sale) of her grasp recordings; “Fearless (Taylor’s Model)” marks her first such re-release.