Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

Taylor Swift Talks About Her Throwback To Country Roots

Sugarland & Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Talks About Her Throwback To Country Roots
Stacy Diaz | 21 April, 2018, 17:15

"She was excited that we were getting back together". While not straight-up country, the song is a return to Swift's pre-"1989" pop style. Originally, it was slated to come out 6 years ago on her 2012 album, Red. "New Year's Day" charted at No. 41 on the Country Airplay chart, and landed at No. 33 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

Naturally, Swifties are freaking out about Taylor's country comeback. The new song is available everywhere for sale and streaming, while country radio stations have already began spinning what is undoubtedly one of the biggest vocal events of the year. She's never one to disappoint her fans, though, so she's made a decision to take another approach - by giving one of those old heartbreak tracks to another artist! "She said 'Hey, I have a song...' and we said 'Yep!'" Nettles told reporters backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, according to People. Taylor offered the breakup song to the duo past year.

The pop superstar penned the track with Train frontman Pat Monahan, and originally meant to record it for her 2012 album, Red. "Wanna sing it?' So we said yes". "She lives her life out there through it, and you will see".

The lyrics evidently speak to a man who cheated but Swift isn't one to name call. Having another artist turn your words into a hit lends quite a bit of credibility. In early 2015, Taylor also showed up to the opening night of Kenny Chesney's tour and took the stage with him to perform his song "Big Star". Check back on May 21 for another installment.

And, if you need more proof, just check Twitter.

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