Even though it’s officially October, Taylor Swift is bringing back “Cruel Summer.”
On Wednesday night, the pop artist released a live version of her hit, as well as a remixed version of the song by DJ/producer LP Giobbi.
“What a truly mind-blowing thing you’ve turned ‘The Eras Tour Concert Film’ into,” she tweeted. “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.”
Fans have been seen across the country turning concert film presentations into dance parties and sing-alongs.
Taylor Swift explained that she was inspired to start the show with “Cruel Summer” as fans encouraged her to share the live version with everyone.
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“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,” she said in an email. “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 @lpgiobbi.”
“Thank you, so much, forever, wow, just thank you!!!”
Fans can listen to tracks from “The Cruelest Summer” here.
The “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” recording of Swift’s August Los Angeles concerts is now playing in theaters throughout the world. According to Box Office Mojo, which records box office receipts, the film is already the highest-grossing concert film in the United States and Canada, grossing $92.8 million during its opening weekend. That implies it outperformed “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never”‘s $73 million run in 2011.
Taylor Swift’s Albums
Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” is off her 2019 album “Lover.” It’s the first album she recorded after leaving Big Machine Records, therefore she won’t be re-recording it as she works her way through her catalog to own her masters.
Swift has been re-recording her first six works from her time at Big Machine Records in order to reclaim control of her older music without having to purchase the original master recordings. In 2021, she released the singles “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” and “Red (Taylor’s Version).” So far, she’s released “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” in 2023.
Taylor Swift confirmed during a concert at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on Aug. 9 that the next “Taylor’s Version” re-recording will be from her 2014 album “1989.” The album is set to be released on October 27.