LISTEN: Taylor Swift’s “Welcome To New York” FULL Song!
Taylor Swift’s FULL new song “Welcome To New York” has surfaced online, and you can listen to it below.
On Monday, Swift announced that the track as part of her highly anticipated upcoming album 1989, which also includes the hit single “Shake It Off” and “Out of the Woods.”
“I started the album with ‘Welcome to New York’ because New York has been an important landscape and location for the story of my life in the last couple of years,” said the singer in a release. “It’s like an electric city, and I approached moving there with such wide-eyed optimism. I saw New York as a place of endless potential and possibilities, and you can hear that reflected in this music and in this song.”
Earlier on Monday, during an interview with 2DayFM, Swift took critics of her songwriting to task for a double standard regarding subject material.
She explained, “You’re going to have people who are gonna say, ‘Oh you know, like she just writes songs about her ex-boyfriends,’ and I think, frankly, that’s just a very sexist angle to take. No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says it about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life and no one raises a red flag there.”
1989 will be released on October 27.
Hear “Welcome to New York” below, and tell us what you think! Note: Video no longer available.