- Joe Jonas recently praised Taylor Swift as “clever” for rerecording her sophomore album “Fearless.”
- He told Buzzfeed he would rerecord the Jonas Brothers’ first album, “like what Taylor did recently.”
- Jonas and Swift dated in 2008. He reportedly inspired several breakup songs on “Fearless.”
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The “Sucker” singer recently told Buzzfeed that, given the chance, he would rerecord the Jonas Brothers’ first album, 2006’s “It’s About Time.”
“I think I would probably re-record our entire first album,” he said. “Just do something like what Taylor did recently, which I thought was really clever.”
It’s the first time Jonas has addressed Swift’s decision to rerecord “Fearless,” which was originally released in 2008 – shortly after he broke up with the songstress.
Swift and Jonas dated for a few months when they were both teenagers, even attending the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards as a couple.
But just one month later, Jonas broke up with Swift in a 27-second phone call, according to the “Love Story” singer.
Swift confirmed their split during an appearance on “The Ellen Show” in November of that year.
“When I find that person that is right for me, he’ll be wonderful,” she said. “And when I look at that person, I’m not even gonna be able to remember the boy who broke up with me over the phone in 25 seconds when I was 18.”
“I looked at the call log and it was like, 27 seconds,” she added. “That’s got to be a record.”
While Swift never identifies the subjects of her songs, she often leaves clues for dedicated fans to uncover. It’s widely presumed that Jonas inspired the most potent breakup song on “Fearless,” “Forever & Always,” which was added to the album in the final hour.
On “Fearless (Taylor’s Version),” in addition to the rerecorded versions of the album’s original songs, Swift also decided to include six songs “from the vault.” These were written around the same time, but were excluded from the final tracklist “for different reasons.”
One of these was “Mr. Perfectly Fine,” another scathing heartbreak bop that was released two days before the album. Fans immediately picked up on lyrical similarities to “Forever & Always,” as well as Easter eggs that seem to point to Jonas.
“It’s not NOT a bop,” she wrote.