Taylor Swift has released two new versions of the popular song Cruel Summer: a LP Giobbi Remix and a live version, recorded during her Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour. Swift broke the news in a statement on her Instagram account, in which she expressed excitement and happiness about the concert film performing so well along with anticipation for her fans to hear the new tracks.
What did Taylor Swift say about her ‘Cruel Summer’ Remix and Live drop?
After debuting the two tracks, Taylor Swift hopped on Instagram Wednesday evening and posted two pictures with the caption: “What a truly mind blowing thing you’ve turned The Eras Tour Concert Film into. I’ve been watching videos of you guys in the theaters dancing and prancing and recreating choreography, creating inside jokes, casting spells, getting engaged, and just generally creating the exact type of joyful chaos we’re known for.”
Continuing, the singer wrote, “One of my favorite things you’ve done was when you supported Cruel Summer SO much, I ended up starting The Eras Tour show with it. For old times sake, I’m releasing the live audio from the tour so we can all shriek it in the comfort of our homes and cars PLUS a brand new remix by [LP Giobbi]. Thank you, so much, forever, wow, just thank you!!!”
Why did Taylor Swift release a re-recorded version of ‘Cruel Summer’?
Swift announced the same year in 2019 that she will rerecord her repertoire in order to own her masters, following the acquisition of Big Machine Records and her archive of master recordings by Scooter Braun. Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Red (Taylor’s Version), and Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) are among the albums that have been previously re-recorded and released.
Cruel Summer was initially released on Swift’s seventh studio album, Lover, in 2019. The remix and live version songs have now been released about a week before the release of her next re-recorded album, 1989 (Taylor’s Version), which is out on Oct. 27.