Last night, while you were sleeping, Taylor Swift blessed us with a brand new song from her upcoming album, 1989.
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Titled “Out of the Woods” and co-written by Jack Antonoff, the song manages the nifty trick of being just like every other Taylor Swift song in existence without sounding like any of them.
The song documents the ups and downs of one of Swift’s tumultuous relationships but here’s the kicker: Instead of being set to strummy guitars, there’s a drum machine. Of course, the internet has already started on the project of determining who the song is ~really~ about, but there’ll be plenty of time for gossipmongering later. screamingcolours.co.vu / BuzzFeed
Plus, the answer is ~obviously~ Harry Styles. For now, let’s focus on what really matters: that distorted opening vocal, those drums, and that bridge.
If you find your chill has gone missing after listening to it, don’t worry — you’re not alone.
The internet lost its chill when the song was released before midnight and has been looking for it ever since.
I want to lie down in the middle of a church (on the cold hard ground) and listen as ‘Out Of The Woods’ fills the room and cry every tear.
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) October 14, 2014
Out of the woods cured my ear cancer — sara (@1989mota) October 14, 2014
OUT OF THE WOODS IM CRYING BC PURE PERFECTION REST IN PEACE ME
— balereng | valerie (@malditaswift) October 14, 2014
*tries not to replay out of the woods too much so it wouldnt end up like other songs* — teylur (@YouMeAtSwifts) October 14, 2014
“Out of the Woods” is available for download exclusively on iTunes.