Many fans know that the “Bad Blood” singer does not shy away from discussing heartbreak in her songs, and “Red” is no exception.
“Musically and lyrically, Red resembled a heartbroken person,” Swift shared. “It was all over the place, a fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end. Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, wild, and tortured by memories past. Like trying on pieces of a new life, I went into the studio and experimented with different sounds and collaborators.”
She continued, “I’m not sure if it was pouring my thoughts into this album, hearing thousands of your voices sing the lyrics back to me in passionate solidarity, or if it was simply time, but something was healed along the way.”