The star canceled songs he wrote with Espen Lind and Amund Bjørklund in 2012. Now one of the duo’s songs is on the release of her new album.
Taylor Swift will release a newly recorded version of her 2012 album “Red” on Friday.
This release is part of her extensive protest maneuver against the fact that industry magnate Scooter Braun, better known as Justin Bieber’s manager and with whom Swift has been in conflict, has secured the rights to her first six records.
So she chose to record all those records again, releasing it as “Taylor’s Version”. The first album released in 2008 was “Fearless”, which came in a new release in April and was a huge success.
When “Red (Taylor’s Version)” is released now, something almost happened in 2012: a contribution from Espen Lind and Amund Bjørklund, known as the songwriting duo and production team Espionage.
Swift includes generous doses of additional tracks in the new releases, among them songs that were carved for the original recordings, but were not subsequently released. “Red” originally consisted of 16 cuts; The new version contains 30.
Among these thirty, Lind/Bjørklund/Swift’s song “The Very First Night” appears. This was confirmed by the Norwegian office of Universal Records company Swift to VG.
This version was produced by Espionage, which according to album numbers contains all Norwegian music – with Lind on guitar, bass and keyboards, and Bjørklund on keyboards, while drums are provided by Torstein Lofthus and dobro by Freddy Holm.
“The Very First Night” was recorded in Oslo, while Swift dropped her vocals in Belfast.
However, Espen Lind and Amund Björklund are said to have met Swift earlier. In 2013, Linde told Dagbladet that they went to Nashville and wrote three or four songs with her.
He left at the last minute
– Lind said at the time that they were taken off the unofficial records in the back.
– The fact that we did not take the record relates to many things. The entire first team will work with her. Your song must be good And Fit in with the concept of the album. I had confidence in some of the songs we wrote together, but I’m forcing myself not to think about it anymore, he continued.
Spying by this time had earned him a respected international resume.
They include one of Beyoncé’s biggest hits, “Irreplaceable” from 2006, not least the song “Hey, Soul Sister” with American rock band Train.
The latter is set as is in 2019 play most song From 2009 on Spotify, where at the time of writing there are 924 million plays.
In 2015, VG asked Lind where the songs written with Swift went.
– Went. He then replied, it was probably never used, and was asked if he wasn’t frustrated with it.
– No. My job is to make songs as good as possible. Then, I left them.
Curiosity: Both Lind and Swift have released albums titled “Red”.
This was the name of Lund’s first self-titled album, which was released in 1997. It contained the song “When Susanna Cries” and awarded him three Spielman Awards.
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