Taylor Swift premiered a 30-second snippet of her new song, "Begin Again," on "Good Morning America."
Country-pop singer and crimson-lipstick aficionado Taylor Swift has had quite a year: Between prepping for the release of her new album, Red, premiering the new single and video for "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," performing said single at the 2012 MTV VMAs, playing nice with ex Taylor Lautner, being nominated for five MTV EMA awards, performing at last weekend's iHeartRadio Festival, and presenting a (fictional) bangs challenge to Zooey Deschanel, somehow Taylor found time to premiere a 30-second snippet of her brand-new single on "Good Morning America." Called "Begin Again," the track will be the second single off of Taylor's upcoming album, Red, to be released Oct. 22.
Preview Taylor Swift's "Begin Again" after the jump.
Introducing "Begin Again" in a pretaped segment, Taylor went into detail regarding the song's origins: "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, and the vulnerability that comes with all of that." (Heyyy, Taylor Swift releasing a song about relationships! NUTS. At this point, girl could probably give Dan Savage a run for his money.) Although "Begin Again" only plays for half a minute, we can definitely tell that the track takes things down a notch from its bouncy predecessor, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," while thoughtfully trading in "Quirky Taylor" for "Country Taylor" with its Southern-tinged, twangy accompaniment.
True to form, Taylor sings, "I've been spending the last eight months thinking all love ever does is break, burn, and end. But on a Wednesday in a cafe, we watched it begin again." Ahhh, from John Mayer to Conor Kennedy. JUST KIDDING. We make it a daily habit to close-read Taylor's lyrics.
Swifties can download "Begin Again" on iTunes starting at midnight tonight (Sept. 25)!
+Listen to a preview of Taylor Swift's "Begin Again."
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