Ever since Taylor Swift’s Big Machine Label Group catalog was purchased in June 2019 by Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings (and more recently, Shamrock Holdings), the superstar has made a plan to re-record her first five albums in an attempt to own her music given the difficult circumstances.

At the time, Swift revealed that in November 2020, her contract allows her to re-record her self-titled debut, 2008’s Fearless, 2010’s Speak Now, 2012’s Red and 2014’s 1989.

Now that November 2020 is here, and Swift is in the process of re-recording, we’re looking back on everything Taylor Swift has said about it. See below.

August 2019 – CBS Sunday Morning interview

Swift told CBS News’ Tracy Smith that she’s going to create the new masters to offset the deal. “That’s a plan?” Smith asked.

“Yeah, absolutely,” Swift replied