October 2, 2012


Listen to 2 New Taylor Swift Songs: "Begin Again" & "Red"

Isaac Brekken
Isaac Brekken

How's your Taylor Swift Red watch coming along? In case you lost track, the singer-songwriter's upcoming fourth album is due out October 22, and we've now got four songs to listen to repeatedly until the album drops (just me?). There's the insanely catchy "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," the heart-wrenching "Ronan" and two new tracks—"Begin Again" and "Red."

Swift returns to her country roots on "Begin Again," a wistful track inspired by the start of a new relationship: "I've been spending the last eight months thinking all love ever does is break and burn and end / But on a Wednesday in a cafe, I watched it begin again." Make your guesses as to who this one's about. (Fingers crossed it's not John Mayer. Again.) On "Red," Taylor picks up the pace as she recounts yet another relationship, a passionate one that played out like the colors of the rainbow. "Losing him was blue like I've never known / Missing him was dark gray, all alone / Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met / But loving him was red." Check out "Begin Again" and "Red" below.

More Taylor Swift news! Remember when the Internet was trying to send her to perform for a Massachusetts school for deaf children via a contest a la Pitbull's trip to Alaska? Well, the Horace Mann School for the Deaf did get the most votes and the prize was supposed to be a live performance from Taylor, but according to the Boston Globe, due to "the way [the school] got its votes," the school has been disqualified. Instead, Horace Mann is now $50,000 richer thanks to Taylor herself and the contest's sponsors. So it's still a happy ending after all, just the way Swift would want it. You lose this time, trolls.