On October 20, Taylor Swift debuted a short snippet of a new song on ‘Good Morning America’. The tune is about falling in love — with a city! Check out ‘Welcome To New York’!
Taylor Swift, 24, decided to start her new album, 1989, with a song about New York because it was “an important landscape and location” to the story of her life over the past couple of years! Tay released a snippet of the tune on GMA along with a vid of herself explaining the meaning behind this fun track!
Taylor Swift Teases ‘Welcome To New York’ — ‘1989’ Opening Track
“Searching for a song we havent heard before, and I said welcome to New York, it’s been waiting for you, welcome to New York……It’s new a soundtrack
I could dance to this beat forever more.” These are the lyrics we managed to hear during the short 30-second clip of Tay’s new song — it already sounds like it will be one of our future favs off the album!
This track will serve as the album opener, Taylor revealed during a video on Good Morning America!
Meaning Behind ‘Welcome To New York’
“The first song on 1989 is a song called ‘Welcome to New York’ and I wanted to start the album with this song because New York has been an important landscape and location for the story of my life in the last couple of years,” Taylor said in the video on GMA.
“You know, I dreamt about moving to New York. I obsessed over moving to New York and then I did it. The inspiration that I found in that city is kind of hard to describe and hard to compare to any other force of inspiration I’ve ever experienced in my life. It’s like an electric city and I approached moving there with such wide-eyed optimism and sort of saw it as a place of endless potential and possibilities. You can kind of hear that reflected in this music and in this first song especially. This is a song I did with Ryan Tedder called ‘Welcome to New York.’”
We could not be more excited to hear the full version of this super catchy and inspiring song! What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you love this song already? Comment below!
— Shira Benozilio