Country superstar, Taylor Swift, held a fan party last night to announce the release of her next album, Red, on October 22 and gave her fans a first listen to her new song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
The tune, written with Max Martin and Shellback sounds very Hot Chelle Rae-ish and is not exactly a step forward in the twenty-two year old’s evolution as a songwriter. LIKE WE ARE NEVER EVER EVER GOING TO GET BACK TOGETHER AGAIN YOU POOPYHEAD. It’s pretty much sums up the theme, but I suspect it will be a monster hit on pop radio. When the song was released on iTunes last night it quickly displaced Phillip Phillip’s “Home” for the #1 spot on iTunes (It was a nice run there, buddy. Sigh).
It also marks a TOTAL departure from Taylor’s country roots. A country version that features a touch of fiddle, some banjo buried in the mix and less auto-tuning was also released, but isn’t very convincing.
And sheesh, is this girl ever going to run out of bad relationships to chronicle? I can’t wait for her song about the horror of living across the street from her ex-boyfriend. You know that’s coming.
UPDATE: Sales Projections are huge. From Billboard:
Also commercially released to iTunes and Google Play late yesterday, and to other digital retailers today (14), “Never” has the retail record books in its sights. Industry sources suggest that the song may sell between 450,000 to 500,000 downloads by the end of the Nielsen SoundScan tracking week on Sunday (19). That large a sum could earn “Never” the biggest sales debut for a digital song by a woman, as well as a career-high sales week for the country/pop superstar.