Here ^^ is the November cover of Harper’s Bazaar Germany. It’s an interesting cover shot for Taylor Swift, although it makes me slightly uncomfortable because it looks like some kind of government propaganda image. Like, I could see this photo on posters calling for all of the youth to participate in The Hunger Games or something. I also think it’s weird that the article is called “Queen Bee.” Don’t the Germans know that we only have one Queen Bee and that’s Queen Beyonce?! The Hive is going to get mad at Bazaar Germany, I’m just saying.
Meanwhile, Taylor dropped her second single on midnight, two nights ago. I kept waiting to see a video or something, but all we’ve got is the track available on one site – go here to Just Jared to listen to the single “Out of the Woods.” This is how dumb I am: I glanced at the song title and thought (all day yesterday) that Swifty had done some music for Into the Woods, that fairy tale movie coming out this Christmas. I kept thinking to myself, “Why are people so crazy jazzed about a soundtrack song by Swifty?” And now that I know the single is off of her new album, 1989, I still don’t understand why everyone was talking about it.
As for the sound… it’s a straight-up pop song, co-written by Jack Antonoff (Lena Dunham’s boyfriend, musician/singer with fun. And Bleachers). Most people think it’s about Harry Styles, which is sort of awkward because Swifty has been talking about how she’s really at peace these days and she’s just happy with her girls. Turns out, this new album is still about ex-boyfriends. Anyway, I do think it’s about Harry. We really only have to choose between Harry and Conor Kennedy and I’m getting more of Styles vibe. It’s that lyric about stopping too fast and getting stitches. Totally Harry.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, cover courtesy of Bazaar Germany.