We're two weeks away from a new Taylor Swift record. Her fifth studio album is called 1989, and she's billed it as her first "official pop album." While the inescapable first single "Shake It Off" continues to climb the charts, Taylor is offering another preview of the album in the form of a song called "Out of the Woods."
Co-written with Jack Antonoff, who previously worked with Swift on "Sweeter Than Fiction" as well as songs for Sara Bareilles and Tegan and Sara, "Out of the Woods" builds on the 80s influences Swift cited when she announced the album. Pulsating drums clash with darker synths, giving the song an anthemic feel that matches the personal lyrics of a relationship on the rocks. Antonoff spoke to Rolling Stone last month about writing the song.