Taylor Swift Teases New Single ‘Out of the Woods’ — and Apparently, it’s About Harry Styles
On Thursday, the 24-year-old singer took to Instagram to share the following news:
This means that in five days, our ears will probably be blessed with the sounds of “Out of the Woods,” a song that basically screams Swift’s ex-boyfriend, Harry Styles.
Rolling Stone cover story:
Of all the songs on the album that seem to be about Styles, the most intriguing one is “Out of the Woods.” Co-written by Antonoff, it’s a frantic tale of a relationship where, Swift says, “every day was a struggle. Forget making plans for life – we were just trying to make it to next week.” The most interesting part comes when Swift sings, “Remember when you hit the brakes too soon/Twenty stitches in a hospital room.” She says it was inspired by a snowmobile ride with an ex who lost control and wrecked it so badly that she saw her life flash before her eyes. Both of them had to go to the ER, although Swift wasn’t hurt. She corrects herself: “Not as hurt.”
“The thing I love about that song is parts of it reads like a diary and parts of it read like something 100,000 people should be screaming all together,” Antonoff tells RS. “It’s got these very big lines that everybody can relate to, which are given weight by her being really honest about personal things.”
Swift and Styles, 20, dated for a few months back in 2012.
1989 drops Oct. 27.
[Lead photo courtesy of AKM-GSI]