Swift has her sights set on another No. 1.
Are we in the clear yet? Good.
Taylor Swift is eyeing a sixth single off her massive 1989 album, and according to a Shazam channel, it’s “Out Of The Woods.”
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— Shazam Top 20 AU (@shazamtop20) November 23, 2015
Swift first premiered the song on the TODAY show and performed it at several publicized events ahead of her record debut, but since opted for “Blank Space,” “Style,” “Bad Blood” and most recently, “Wildest Dreams,” which currently sits at No. 8 on the Hot 100 (after peaking at No. 5).
Will the song finally get the spotlight it deserves?
In September, Swift performed songs from her latest record at the Grammy Museum. One of them included an intimate performance of “Out Of The Woods.” She said of the song, “I’m going to play you a song about a relationship that I was in that… the number one feeling I felt in the whole relationship was anxiety. Because it felt very fragile. It felt very tentative. It always felt like what’ the next roadblock? What’s the next thing that’s going to deter this? How long do we have before this turns into just an awful mess and we break up. Is it a month? Is it three days?”
She adds, “I think a lot of relationships can be very solid and that’s kind of what you hope for. Solid and healthy… but that’s not always what you get. It doesn’t mean that it’s not special and extraordinary just to have a relationship that’s fragile and somehow meaningful in that fragility.”
“The song itself, it just kind of conjured up all these feelings of anxiety I had in a relationship where everybody was watching, everybody was commenting on it. You’re constantly just feeling like, ‘Are we out of the woods yet? What’s the next thing gonna be? What’s the next hurdle we’re gonna have to jump over? Are we gonna make it to next week? It was interesting to write about a relationship where you’re just honestly like, ‘This is probably not gonna last, but how long is it gonna last?’ Those fragile relationships…It doesn’t mean they’re not supposed to happen. The whole time we were having happy memories or crazy memories or ridiculously anxious times, in my head it was just like, ‘Are we OK yet? Are we there yet? Are we out of this yet?’”