Taylor Swift appeared on Good Morning America on Thursday to thank fans for their support ahead of the release of her re-recorded album Fearless (Taylor's Version) and give them a sneak peek at the title track.
The 31-year-old Grammy winner will release Fearless (Taylor's Version), which includes re-recordings of 20 songs from Fearless, her second album at midnight. Big Machine Label Group, where she first signed at age 15, previously owned the rights to Fearless since its 2008 release, before they were sold to Scooter Braun, despite her well-publicized objections. The new version will also include six never-before-released songs.
Taylor appeared on Good Morning America in a pre-recorded message to fans on Thursday, and shared her joy over the imminent release of the new version.
"Good morning, America, it's Taylor," she began. "I just wanted to say, first of all, you guys have been so supportive at Good Morning America since day one of this entire process of me re-recording my music. I'm so ecstatic that my album Fearless (Taylor's Version) will be out tonight. It's crazy that it's finally here."
"I wanted to give you guys, as a thank you, an exclusive first glimpse of one of the songs on the album, the title track, 'Fearless,' " she said before the 15-second clip played.
Last year, the Shake It Off singer was legally allowed to re-record her first five albums, which Scooter Braun gained ownership of last year following his $330 million deal with Big Machine Label Group. Braun later sold her masters to a company called Shamrock Holdings for $300 million .
The Bad Blood hitmaker has already released Love Story (Taylor's Version) and two From the Vault tracks, You All Over Me and Mr. Perfectly Fine, from the album. The six previously unheard songs are ones that "almost made the original Fearless album," she has previously explained.