That's When (From The Vault)

Feat. Keith Urban | Fearless (Taylor's Version) [2021]

“That’s When (From The Vault)” used to be an unreleased song written by Taylor during the creation of her second studio album, “Fearless” (2008). It was finally released on April 9, 2021 on “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)”. Country singer Keith Urban is featured on the track.

Over a decade on from its initial release, Taylor was re-visiting her second album with the release of “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)”. As part of her unprecedented battle to regain ownership of her own music, she was re-recording her first six albums, with “Fearless” being the first to see the light of day. Alongside re-working the album, there were a few surprises, including the unearthing of previously unreleased track “That’s When (From The Vault)”. Taylor told Apple Music in April, 2021:

“I wrote the song ‘That’s When’ when I was co-writing a lot in Nashville. I would go to school, get picked up by my mom, and get driven downtown to go to songwriting meetings. I showed up to the songwriting session and the first idea I played them [Brad Warren and Brett Warren] was this idea called ‘That’s When’. We ended up ultimately writing a song about someone who is in love, in a relationship, but just all of a sudden is like, ‘Wait. I need some space, I need to think about this.’ And kind of leaves…and what does the other person do?” — Taylor Swift

Songs “from the vault” were written when Taylor was between the ages of 16 and 18 in the run-up to the release of album two. Back when she initially released “Fearless” in 2008, these tunes were held back for various reasons, including the fact that you couldn’t cram that many songs onto a physical CD – how very 2008. But in 2021, with the re-recording of her second album, Taylor wanted to let fans “into the entire dreamscape that is my fearless album.”

Taylor’s long time friend Keith Urban is featured on the song. In an exclusive video published on Apple Music, Taylor recalls the moment she rediscovered “That’s When” and decided she wanted it to be part of “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)”:

“Looking back through [the songs] that I had written that I wanted to go on the ‘Fearless’ album initially, I stumbled upon this song. I thought, ‘This would actually make a really amazing duet’. And the only voice that I could hear in my head was Keith Urban. Thankfully, he said yes. I remember during the ‘Fearless’ era, Keith was a really wonderful figure in my life. He was somebody I opened up for on tour. I was a huge fan, I listened to his music constantly. He was just constantly a positive part of my life when I was 18. And so now we have this incredible duet, featuring Keith. I actually called Brad and Brett Warren to tell them that I had decided to cut the song. They were like, ‘We think 15 years is the longest we’ve ever had a song on hold.'” — Taylor Swift

Keith also shared his excitement on Twitter: “Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner asked if I’d join their band and I said hell yes!! They said you’re gonna love our lead singer — she’s fearless 😉 We got to sing together and were so happy, and I said that’s magic when stars align like that !!!!!”


General Information
AlbumFearless (Taylor’s Version)
FeatureKeith Urban
ReleasedApril 9, 2021
RecordedNovember 2020–February 2021
LabelRepublic Records
SongwritersTaylor Swift
Brad Warren
Brett Warren
ProducersJack Antonoff
Taylor Swift
We Were HappyThat’s WhenDon’t You
Official Lyric Video
Official Audio