Fans might be anxiously awaiting the October 25 release of Taylor Swift’s new album, Speak Now , but they shouldn’t have to wait too much longer to hear Swift perform the album’s first single, “Mine.” Swift is expected to perform the track on the TV special “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock.”
Swift secretly taped the show last month in Nashville when she was performing at the CMA Music Festival, according to People.com. The special, which will be hosted by Tim McGraw, will air on September 1 on ABC. Other performers scheduled to appear include Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley and Reba McEntire.
Swift has been busy as of late prepping for the release of the album, a follow-up to her highly successful album Fearless. The video for “Mine” has been shot, with British actor Toby Hemingway playing Swift’s love interest in the clip and Swift donning a wedding dress.
As for the song, Swift has said it’s all about her love life. “It’s been sort of a recent tendency, and I think it’s because, for me, every really direct example of love that I’ve had in front of me has ended in goodbye and ended in breakups and things like that. So I think I’ve developed this pattern of running away when it comes time to fall in love and stay in a relationship. The song is sort of about finding the exception to that and finding someone who would make you believe in love and realize that it could work out, because I’m never, ever going to go past hoping that love works out,” she explained.
Like the song, the new album will have a theme. “For me, I write everything that I live, so you’ve got to give yourself a little bit of time to live a lot of things so you can write about a lot of things. And my only option is to write about what I’ve been through and what I’ve lived. So thankfully, in the past two years, I’ve experienced a lot of things that I’ve been dying to write about and a lot of things that I wanted to say in the moment that I didn’t,” she explained.
“I’ve been working on it for two years, so ever since we put out Fearless, I’ve been writing for this record and sort of conceptualizing it and putting it together in my head and sort of figuring out what I want it to be,” she added. “I like to take a lot of time in between albums to work up the next one and see what it is.”