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Better Man (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)

Taylor Swift

Album Red (Taylor’s Version)

Better Man (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)” is the 22nd song from American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift and the re-recording of her 2012 album “Red“, being re-released through Republic Records in 2021 as “Red (Taylor’s Version)“. The re-recording of the song features a lap steel guitar and the London Contemporary Orchestra.

Better Man (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)” details the feelings of a toxic and potentially abusive relationship, processing and also accepting the sadness after the breakup. The track takes listener’s back to Swift’s older country songs from her younger days. In 2016, Swift gave the song to American country group Little Big Town, who won a Grammy (Best Country Duo/Group Performance) for their rendition of the track at the 2018 Grammy Awards. Swift spoke to Amazon Music about the creation of Better Man after the track won the award: “I was on tour, and I wrote it alone in a hotel room. And I remember standing in front of a mirror—I think the first thing I thought of was, ‘I wish it wasn’t 4am, standing in a mirror, saying to myself, “you know you had to do it.”’ That was an actual visual from my life that ended up being the first thing I wrote, and then I expanded outward from there. And it was a song that I really thought belonged on the album…”.

There is no official music video for “Better Man (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)“, however there is a lyric video that was uploaded to Swift’s YouTube channel on the 12th November 2021. In 10 days, the video had received over 2.3 million views.

Read the lyrics to “Better Man (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)” here. 

*All information accurate at the time of publishing. 

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Release Date

12th November 2021


Taylor Swift


Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift



Chart Rankings

- #98 in the UK (Streaming) - #51 on the US Billboard Hot 100

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