Taylor Swift released her new album “Lover” on Friday, with some big surprises for her fans.
The pop singer, known for her diary-entry lyrical style, applied this concept literally to the project, which includes more than 100 pages of personal journal entries. One of four distinct sets of the writings is included with each of four different deluxe album versions, according to Swift’s website.
Some of the entries date to before Swift’s career took off, with one from 2004 discussing meeting Scott Borchetta for the first time and hoping to be signed to his label, Big Machine.
“I really loved all the stuff he said in the meeting,” the entry partially reads.
One 2009 entry details the aftermath of Kanye West infamously interrupting Swift’s Video Music Awards acceptance speech.
“Let’s just say that if you had told me that Kanye West would have been the number one focus of my week, the media and my part in the VMAs, I would’ve looked at you cross-eyed,” Swift writes.
Another reads: “This summer is the apocalypse.” The entry is dated August 29, 2016, one month after Swift’s feud with West and Kim Kardashian in which the singer was labeled a “snake” on social media.
The journal entries also feature drafts to lyrics to some of Swift’s songs, including “All Too Well” and “Never Grow Up.”
Swift’s fans have taken to Twitter to praise the singer for the entires.
i cant tell you how much i RESPECT taylor for these journals. she trusts us that much to let us into so much of her life. i’m so proud of her and this album, HER album. her BEST album. #LoverOutNow— tyler🧣 (@yntcdty) August 23, 2019
“How amazing is it to get a look into @taylorswift13 journals,” one fan tweeted.
The album’s release comes one day after Swift confirmed she will be re-recording all her music prior to “Lover” in a move that guarantees her ownership of the songs’ masters.