Taylor Swift Kicks Off ‘Red’ Album & Covers ‘Billboard’ Magazine
It’s the day all Swifties have been waiting for; Taylor Swift‘s Red album is finally here. After releasing four songs — “Begin Again,” title track “Red,” “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “State of Grace” — over the course of the last month, the country singer kicked off her fourth CD on Good Morning America.
In her announcement, she says that this is her “most adventurous album yet.” And, though she attempts to keep tight-lipped about her personal relationships in interviews, she does mention that you can learn about them by listening to her music: “I don’t really talk about my love life. I sing about it a lot because I think it sounds more poetic and romantic.”
Besides the aforementioned titles, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and her leaked song “Everything Has Changed” with Ed Sheeran, one of the biggest hot button topics off the CD: “All Too Well.” Here are some of the lyrics:
Hey, you called me up again just to break me like a promise
So casually cruel in the name of being honest
I’m a crumpled up piece of paper lying here
’cause I remember it all all all too well
Taylor never reveals the identity of the person she refers to in the song, but many speculate it’s one of her famous exes (Jake Gyllenhaal, perhaps?).
Meanwhile, America’s Sweetheart is also the latest Billboard magazine cover girl. During her spread, she opens up about the theme of Red, saying: “It’s all the different ways that you have to say goodbye to someone. When you’re experiencing the ups and downs of a relationship, especially when you’re 22 years old, they all strike you different ways. Every different kind of missing someone, every kind of loss — it all sounds different to me.” For more of Taylor’s interview, visit Billboard.com or pick up the latest issue on newsstands now.
Still not enough Taylor for you? Good, because she’s promoting Red all week long, including a live performance of some of the album’s tracks at an exclusive GMA fall concert event tomorrow.