She tells People she tried to create the "same but better" version.
If you were wondering what Taylor Swift's philosophy was during the sessions for the recently released "Taylor's Version" of her beloved 2008 Fearless album, she assures you that the goal was not to reinvent the (pop) wheel. "In terms of production, I really wanted to stay very loyal to the initial melodies that I had thought of for these songs," Swift told People (the TV Show!).
"And so we really did go in and try to create a 'the same but better' version. We kept all the same parts that I initially dreamed up for these songs. But if there was any way that we could improve upon the sonic quality, we did." Working with her current production team of Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner, Swift, 31, said they wanted to take all the knowledge they've acquired over decades of playing music and apply it to the project.