Taylor Swift has released the second song from her upcoming fifth album, 1989. The song was previewed on Good Morning America this morning and released tonight for those who preordered the album. “Out Of The Woods” isn’t the next single, but Swift says it’s the song she feels is most indicative of the album as a whole. The song was co-written and co-produced by Jack Antonoff (of Bleachers and fun.) with vocal production from Max Martin. “A goal of mine on this album was to set a sonic landscape and have the music sound exactly the way the emotions felt.” Swift said in a video introducing the song. “This song is about the fragility of some relationships. Musically, I wanted to convey that kind of frantic feeling of wondering. This song stresses that even if the relationship is breakable and fragile, it doesn’t mean it isn’t worthwhile and beautiful and all the things we look for.” Antonoff told Billboard, “When I was working on the track, I was thinking a lot about My Morning Jacket and how everything they do, every sound is louder than the last, and somehow it feels like everything is just fucking massive.” Stream the song below.
It’s also available on iTunes.
1989 is out 10/27 via Big Machine.