August 14, 2012


Listen to Taylor Swift's New Single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

Frederick Breedon IV
Frederick Breedon IV

Taylor Swift loves her a good breakup song, and we love her for that. In a live video chat last night, Swift unveiled her latest single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," and I'd really hate to be the dude she's talking about this time (Jake Gyllenhaal, probs).

Ditching a bit of her country roots, Taylor leans hard on the poppier side of the spectrum for the midtempo hate-fest: "Ooh, we called it off again last night / But ooh, this time I'm telling you, I'm telling you / WE ARE NEVER, EVER, EVER! / GETTING BACK TOGETHER!" You've been warned in the event of a future breakup, Conor Kennedy.

Swift told ABC News about the new single, "I was writing with Max Martin and Johan Shellback in the studio, and this guy walks in who's a friend of my ex. He starts talking about how he heard we were gonna get back together, and that was not the case! So, when he leaves... I start telling [Max and Johan] the story... and I picked up the guitar and just started singing: 'WE ARE NEVER...' It happened so fast." So... you guys aren't getting back together then?

Along with premiering the new song last night, Swift gave us a twofer when she revealed the title and release date of her upcoming fourth studio album (!!!): Red, due out October 22. Swift said she's been working on the album for two years, and the result is 16 tracks featuring several producers and songwriters she's always wanted to work with. "I called it Red because of the tumultuous, crazy adventures in love and loss that it chronicles," Taylor said. "In my mind, when you experience love that’s fast-paced and out-of-control and mixes infatuation, jealousy, frustration, miscommunication, and all of those lovely emotions… in retrospect, it all looks red."

Check out Taylor Swift's newest jam, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," below, and let us know how crazy-pumped you are for Red in the comments. (Just me? No way. Get out of my face then.)