Let the Taylor Swift countdown begin again…
With a song called “Begin Again.” The country pop singer previewed the first in a series of four singles this morning from her forthcoming album Red.
Of the song’s meaning (and of course, wearing the color red) she told Good Morning America: It’s actually a song about when you’ve gotten through a really bad relationship, and you finally dust yourself off, and go on that first date after a horrible break up, and the vulnerability that goes along with all of that.”
The track is a lot more country rooted and walking slowly through a grassy Southern meadow than her record breaking “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” favoring introspectively melodramatic narrative over pop friendly angst.
In the ballad she sings, “I think it’s strange that you think I’m funny / ‘Cause he never did / I’ve been spending the last eight months / Thinking all love ever does is break, burn, and end / But on a Wednesdays in a café, I watched it begin again.”
This’ll probably placate fans that thought the singer went to “Avril Lavigne” with her current radio anthem wondering where their more subdued, country inspired, “Teardrops on My Guitar” strumming Taylor went. Well, she’s right there navigating through the melodies of “Begin Again,” hidden in between the way she breathily separates the phrasing in “break,” “burn,” and “end.”
Every Monday morning, the 22-year-old will appear on GMA to offer a glimpse into a new song that’ll be released on iTunes at 12:01 a.m. sharp the following morning.
You can preview the song available tomorrow up top.