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Phoebe Bridgers got “teary” recording her part for Taylor Swift’s new version of ‘Red’

Bridgers is featured on the song 'Nothing New', which didn't make it on to Taylor Swift's 'Red' back in 2012

By Emma Kelly

Phoebe Bridgers in Motion Sickness video
Phoebe Bridgers got emotional recording her part for 'Red'. (Credit: YouTube)

Phoebe Bridgers got emotional while recording her part for ‘Red (Taylor’s version)’ during Taylor Swift’s re-recording of her 2012 album. 

The ‘Kyoto’ singer is featured on the song ‘Nothing New’, which was recorded around the time of the Red sessions a decade ago but didn’t make the final album.

However, the song has now been included in the ‘From The Vaults’ tracks on the album as Swift re-records her back catalogue.

Bridgers has admitted that she got “teary” during the process, telling Billboard: “It’s just been a dream. 

“I just am so excited to have people take it at face value the day that it comes out, because I got teary recording it. I just couldn’t be more excited.”

Bridgers, 27, joins artists like Ed Sheeran and Chris Stapleton on the album, with the stars singing on ‘Run and ‘I Bet You Think About Me’ respectively.

Taylor Swift Red album cover
‘Red’ is being re-recorded. (Credit: Big Machine)

Sheeran also sings on ‘Everything Has Changed’, while Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol joins Swift on a re-recording of ‘The Last Time’. 

Swift, 31, revealed the collaborators via jumbled track titles back in August while offering fans the chance to unlock bonus content.

The puzzle also confirmed that ‘Red (Taylor’s version) will feature a ten minute version of ‘All Too Well’.

Swift is re-recording her first six albums, which were released on Big Machine Records, to gain rights of the master recordings after Scooter Braun purchased the record label in 2019.

She released a re-recording of her 2008 LP ‘Fearless’ back in April, with the album reaching number one in the US and the UK.

Speaking about Swift’s plan to re-record her music, Bridgers said: “It’s really inspiring for me and a lot of musicians. I think a lot of people make a couple of records [and are] like, ‘Oh wow, I hit the top, I’m great now,’ and the fact that she just has always wanted more from the world – like, ‘No, no, no, fuck you, I’m going to make it again, I’m going to make it better, and it’s going to belong to me’  is the coolest.”

‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ also includes new versions of hits including ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’, ’22’ and ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’, and is set for release on November 12.