Taylor Swift drops four unreleased songs before Eras Tour kicks off – Variety

“Midnight” just got even more exciting when Taylor Swift revealed that she will be releasing four unreleased songs at midnight ET/ 9 p.m. PT, on the eve of the first night of her Eras Tour. Three of the songs are part of Swift’s massive re-recording venture, and one is a never-officially-released track that was written during the “Lover” era.

The singer posted the announcement on her Instagram story, writing: “In celebration of The Eras Tour, I’m releasing four previously unreleased songs tonight at midnight.” Tracks include “Eyes Open (Taylor’s Version),” “Safe & Sound (Ft. Joy Williams and John Paul White) (Taylor’s Version),” “If This Was a Movie (Taylor’s Version)” and “All of the Girls You Loved before.”

“All of the Girls You Loved Before” is an unreleased track that was considered for Swift’s 2019 “Lover” album. The song was leaked in February this year, only for it to go viral on TikTok and be met with fan requests for its official release. As it was recorded after she left Big Machine for Republic Records, a re-recording was not necessary, making it the only one of the four tracks not to carry a “Taylor’s Version” tag.

The rollout of tracks includes two “Hunger Games” soundtrack clips that fans might have worried would be orphaned in her remakes since they never appeared on a Swift album. “Safe & Sound” had Civil Wars’ official co-picture when it was first released in 2011; since the two artists who made up that duo have long since broken up, it appears that Williams and White have re-recorded their parts separately and will be billed on the re-recording as respective solo artists. That song and “Eyes Open” were featured on “The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12” and were released in December 2011 and March 2012, respectively.

“If We Were A Movie,” meanwhile, precedes an as-yet-unannounced deluxe version of Swift’s album “Speak Now,” which many fans speculate will be the next remastered album the singer will release.

Swift’s Eras Tour begins Friday night in Glendale, Ariz.

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