The new song “You’re Losing Me” has Taylor Swift fans losing their composure.
The song, which was released on the pop star’s website on Friday, appears to be about the deterioration of a troubled relationship, leading many to believe it is about her recent split from actor Joe Alwyn.
“You say, ‘I don’t understand’ and I say, ‘I know you don’t understand'” Swift sings on the so-called Vault track sold on a reissue of their 2022 album Midnights. “We thought there would be a cure over time; Now I’m afraid it won’t be.”
Elsewhere, Swift alludes to a marriage that never materialized.
“I wouldn’t marry myself either, a pathological people lover,” she sings, telling her apparent lover not to “ignore” her.
She contemplates “throwing away everything we’ve built,” and says she’s getting “tired, even for a phoenix that always rises from the ashes.”
Though Swift hasn’t confirmed the song is about her ex-boyfriend, who she dated for six years, fans are reporting on social media are convinced. Neither Swift nor Alwyn have publicly commented on their split, which was first reported last month.
The new song appears to be in contrast to last year’s “Lavender Haze,” in which Swift expressed disapproval of “1950s shit” like marriage and marriage defendant Hear questions about becoming a “bride.”
In addition to purchases on her website, a CD of “You’re Losing Me” was sold at a Swift concert in New Jersey on Friday, with fans reportedly lining up well before the 12:30 p.m. sales start. per kind. Some even went back to their cars to play the track after purchasing their physical copies.
The release of “You’re Losing Me” could push “Midnights”, which currently sits at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, back to the top of the charts. Positive news like this would serve as a break from recent headlines about Swift and singer Matty Healy, who is said to be her new boyfriend. Their controversial affair has shocked many fans.