Taylor Swift is continuing her official unofficial roll out of 1989 (Taylor’s Version) with the release of “This Love (Taylor’s Version)” scheduled for release on May 6. The song made its premiere in the trailer for the forthcoming Amazon series The Summer I Turned Pretty, an adaptation of the young adult novel of the same name by author Jenny Han.
“Thank you Jenny Han for debuting my version of This Love in the trailer for The Summer I Turned Pretty,” Swift wrote on Instagram. “I’ve always been so proud of this song and I’m very [emotional] about this turn of events.”
“This Love” appeared deep on the 1989 tracklist upon the album’s initial release in 2014. The record, which has often been considered to be a much underrated cut on the project, is the sole song on 1989 that was written solely by Swift.
In a Tumblr post around the song’s release, Swift explained: “The last time I wrote a poem that ended up being a song, I was writing in my journal and I was writing about something that had happened in my life – it was about a year ago – and I just wrote this really really short poem, it said “This love is good / this love is bad / this love is alive back from the dead / these hands had to let it go free / and this love came back to me.””
She added: “I just wrote it down and closed the book and put it back on my night stand […] All of a sudden in my head I just started hearing this melody happen, and then I realized that it was going to be a song.”
Having completed the re-recording cycles for the reminiscent release of Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and the much more elaborate sharing of Red (Taylor’s Version), Swift shifted gears for 1989 (Taylor’s Version) with “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)” shared last September.