Tonight at midnight. #outofthewoods #1989
Taylor Swift has been teasing the second offering off her forthcoming album 1989 for days on Instagram. Much to T. Swift fans' delight, "Out of the Woods" finally dropped at 12am this morning.
The song encompasses a totally new, decidedly darker sound, where a drum track replaces her signature pop-country guitar riffs. Swift wrote the single with Jack Antonoff (of fun. and more recently Bleachers fame) and described her inspiration, "This was a relationship where I was kind of, living day to day, wondering where it was going, if it was going to go anywhere, if it was going to end the next day." The synth-y, uniquely '80s-inspired production "sounds exactly like that frantic feeling of anxiety and questioning" in a fragile relationship, the Swift told Good Morning America.
Rumor has it that the lyrics center around her much-publicized relationship with Harry Styles, which begs the question — when did he get 20 stitches from an accident in the woods? How on Earth did we not hear about it? Scar Search 2014 officially begins now. Click below to listen to "Out of the Woods" and don't miss Swift's new album, out October 27th.