Taylor Swift is "Out of the Woods" on new song from 1989

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. 

One song was taken straight from the pages of Swift’s journal, and another, “Out of the Woods,” sounds like it could have been. “The thing I love about that song,” says Antonoff, who co-wrote it, “is parts of it reads like a diary, and parts of it read like something 100,000 people should be screaming all together. It’s got these very big lines that everybody can relate to, which are given weight by her being really honest about personal things.
— Jack Antonoff to Rolling Stone

Listen below.