Taylor Swift’s new track, “New York, New York”; Billy Joel crooned “New York State of Mind”; Jay Z dropped “Empire State of Mind” is written by Kander and Ebb. Now, Taylor Swift is adding her take to the canon of songs about New York, the city that never sleeps.
This Monday morning, Swift previewed “Welcome to New York,” the first song off her album 1989, which is, yes, about moving to New York.
Taylor Swift explains in her video message, “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. New York is an electric city.”
Though, Swift previewed her new track as a “wide-eyed,” optimistic take on New York, but this doesn’t exactly mean she’s stepping any new ground here. FYI: Taylor Swift’s New York is a Tribeca penthouse. As per Good Morning America, the song that results, which she did with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, is a thumping anthem. It will become available at 12 a.m. on iTunes on Tuesday.