Taylor Swift Plans to Re-Record Old Songs After Sale of Former Label to Scooter Braun

Swift is taking her music back!

Written by Lauren Laffer
Taylor Swift Plans to Re-Record Old Songs After Sale of Former Label to Scooter Braun
HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 11: Taylor Swift arrives at the FOX's Teen Choice Awards 2019 on August 11, 2019 in Hermosa Beach, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

On Sunday, August 25, Taylor Swift will appear on CBS Sunday Morning for an in-depth interview surrounding her latest project, Lover. While sitting down for an interview with Tracy Smith, Swift admitted that she plans to re-record all of her old music after her former record label was sold.

“Might you do that?” Smith asked of Swift’s plans to re-record the songs in an effort to gain control of her masters. “Oh yeah,” Swift replied.

“That’s a plan?” Smith confirmed. “Yeah, absolutely,” Swift answered.

The news comes after Swift publicly denounced the sale of the Big Machine Label Group to its new owner, Scooter Braun.

“For years I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my work,” Swift wrote in a strongly worded letter on Instagram. “Instead I was given an opportunity to sign back up to Big Machine Records and ‘earn’ one album back at a time, one for every new one I turned in.”

She criticized Braun, alleging that he was the mastermind behind the “incessant, manipulative bullying” surrounding her rifts with his clients Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

“Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it,” she added. “This is my worst case scenario. This is what happens when you sign a deal at fifteen to someone for whom the term ‘loyalty’ is clearly just a contractual concept.”

Both Braun and Big Machine have denied the accusations.

While her plans include re-recording songs from her past six records, Swift is busy looking ahead to her next chapter, which includes Lover. The 18-track record is set for release on Friday, August 23 and features a highly-anticipated collaboration with the Dixie Chicks.

Swift’s CBS Sunday Morning interview will air on Sunday, August 25 at 9 a.m. EST. The interview follows the “Lover” singer into her home and the studio and covers an array of topics from her songwriting process, her insecurities, her life today and much more. Fans will also get a behind-the-scenes look at her new music video.