Taylor Swift began teasing "Out of the Woods" last week when she posted an Instagram photo that hinted at the song's debut. On Monday, after previewing 15 seconds of "Out of the Woods" on "Good Morning America," Swift finally premiered the song itself. "Out of the Woods" is the second track released from her new album, "1989." We dare you to get it out of your head.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 14, 2014
Swift has described the song, which she wrote and recorded with Jack Antonoff of fun. and Bleachers fame, as a way of dealing with the "fragility" of relationships.
"This was a relationship where I was kind of, living day to day, wondering where it was going, if it was going to go anywhere, if it was going to end the next day," she said.
A recent Rolling Stone profile of Swift also discussed "Out of the Woods," which seems to be about Harry Styles. According to Rolling Stone, Swift said it was inspired by a snowmobile accident with an ex.
Taylor Swift's "1989" is out Oct. 27 via Big Machine.