Taylor Swift is following in the footsteps of her Red album by releasing a new track off of 1989 each week — and tonight she's gifting us with another life-changing song.
An ode to the greatest city on the planet*, Taylor's new track "Welcome To New York" is about everything you feel when dreaming of moving to ~the city that never sleeps~.
It's about making her dreams happen:
I wanted to start the album with this song because New York has been an important landscape and location for the story of my life the last couple of years. And you know, I dreamt about moving to New York, I obsessed over moving to New York, and then I did it.
The incredible inspiration she finds all around the city:
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. It's like an electric city.
And New York's endless possibilities:
I approached moving there with such wide-eyed optimism, and sort of saw it as a place of endless potential and possibilities, and you kind of hear that reflected in this music and in this first song especially.