Taylor Sift is striking left and right.
After dropping 1989 (Taylor’s Version), the superstar has now released a “deluxe edition” of the album featuring a newly recorded version of her ‘Bad Blood’ remix with Kendrick Lamar. Taylor took to social media to thank Kendrick for making the effort to re-record his verse for this version.
“Watching Kendrick Lamar create and record his verses on the ‘Bad Blood’ remix was one of the most inspiring experiences of my life. I still look back on this collaboration with so much pride and gratitude, for the ways Kendrick elevated the song and the way he treats everyone around him. Every time the crowds on ‘The Eras Tour’ would chant his line ‘you forgive, you forget, but you never let it… go!’, I smiled.”
Watching @kendricklamar create and record his verses on the Bad Blood remix was one of the most inspiring experiences of my life. I still look back on this collaboration with so much pride and gratitude, for the ways Kendrick elevated the song and the way he treats everyone… pic.twitter.com/au2PNAjHfx
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 27, 2023
She continued: “The reality that Kendrick would go back in and re-record Bad Blood so that I could reclaim and own this work I’m so proud of is surreal and bewildering to me. I’m overjoyed to say that the Bad Blood Remix (featuring Kendrick Lamar) is available everywhere on the 1989 Deluxe Edition.”
Apart from the Kendrick remix, 1989 (Taylor’s Version) also includes five bonus Vault tracks: ‘Slut!’, ‘Say Don’t Go’, ‘Now That We Don’t Talk’, ‘Suburban Legends’, and ‘Is It Over Now?’, as well as a previously unreleased song called ‘Sweeter Than Fiction’. The last one is only available through Target.
Listen to the song below.