The queen of break up songs is back with another...nope. no. wait...This is actually, NOT a break up song. I repeat Taylor Swiftt
has written a song that is not geared towards one of her exes! Unlike her infectious tune "Shake it Off"–which is about brushing off all the h8rs (especially old boothangs)–or her recent track "Out of the Woods"–which is about conquering a toxic relationship–her newest single on her forthcoming album,1989
titled "Welcome to New York", is about moving forward and being optimistic about the endless possibilities that the city offers.
She begins her newest album with a song that marks a new phase in her life. If you couldn't already tell, her sound has drastically shifted from cute country to sweet synth-pop, which is not the only big change that T. Swift has made. Instead of focusing on her past (specifically past paramours) Taylor looks towards the future. In the song she describes her elation over swells of synth and clapping hands. Taylor bursts out with the chorus: "Searching for a sound we haven't heard before/ It said 'Welcome to New York'/ It's been waiting for you/ Welcome to New York".Sure to be the next unofficial New York City anthem, "Welcome to New York" shows that TayTay is taking a new direction in her song writing.