10/20/2014 04:50 pm ET

Taylor Swift's 'Welcome To New York' Is A Love Letter To A City

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"Welcome to New York," Taylor Swift's latest song off "1989," is an ode to New York City.

"The inspiration that I found in that city is kind of hard to describe and hard to compare to any other force of inspiration I’ve ever experienced in my life,” Swift said in a video interview about the song. “It’s like an electric city.”

Swift worked on "Welcome to New York," the album's opening song, with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder. Two hits from "1989," "Shake It Off" and "Out of the Woods," are already available to purchase on iTunes, and the full album is out Oct. 27 via Big Machine.

Heavy on the synth, "Welcome to New York" opens up with Swift describing a first encounter with the city and leads into the catchy chorus. "Welcome to New York/ it's been waiting for you."

Check out a 30-second preview of the song below and head over to Stereogum to hear the whole thing.



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