Why is that? Well, many fans and listeners were wondering just exactly who it was that T-Swift is singing about in the breakup anthem.
Well during her visit to the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night, she spoke about her inspiration for the song, as well as the new album. Take a look at what she had to say about the song below:
“It’s a song that just kind of happened, I was in the studio, and this guy who walked in was a friend of my ex’s. And he made some comment about how he heard how I was gonna get back together with my ex. And after he left I was talking to Max [Martin] and Shellback [the song's co-writers and producers] and was like, ‘we are never ever getting back together!” And after that happened I just grabbed my guitar.”
When asked about her fourth studio album Red, which is set to be released on October 22, she said:
“The album aspires to be different from what I’ve been, and somehow end up where I’m going. You want to provide your fans with something exciting, but you don’t want them to be listening to the album going, ‘I don’t recognize her.’ So it’s somewhere in the middle. You have to find a balance.”