Taylor Swift has been revisiting some of her old music. This time, I am taking a look at “Babe” which was originally released on her RED album and now is part of the “Taylor’s Version” of releases. Yes, I know I’m late to the game.
The song is written by Swift and Train bandmember Patrick Monahan. It was originally a collaboration between her and the country music band Sugarland when the original version was released in 2018. Swift even starred in a music video of the song.
For her RED (Taylor’s Version) album release, this version of “Babe” removes all country music elements and turns it into what Swift does best: a pop song. Though I would categorize it more as “contemporary pop” since it is slow-moving and not snappy.
While I am not prepared to say it better than the original version, it definitely has its own identity. Taylor Swift’s passion and love for music comes out a bit clearer. Her lyrics are pretty standard for one of her songs, but I do like how her performance brings the song back to its roots. I have a feeling we will be seeing more of these “Taylor’s version” of songs, even more than has been released. She knows her fans and they know her.
Check out the lyric video below:
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