By Sarah Carroll
We’re just a week and half away from We Can Survive and even though tickets are sold out, that doesn’t mean we don’t have a few surprises up our sleeve!
Plus, as an extra treat, headliner Taylor Swift called up Carson Daly this morning to introduce the AMP Radio premiere of her new track, “Out Of The Woods,” and talk about her big gig at the Hollywood Bowl.
“It’s amazing to get to be a part of it,” Swift said of We Can Survive. “I’m going to be playing some new music that night, so lots of exciting things happening and of course, the idea that we’re doing something the benefits surviving past breast cancer is really exciting to me.”
Just a few days after the show, Taylor will release her fifth studio album, 1989.
“It’s pure excitement. It’s like Christmas morning, like I have so many things I’m looking forward to all the time: new songs being unveiled for 1989, the album’s out in 13 days. I’m just so excited because I’ve been waiting for this for two years.”
The lead single “Shake It Off” has been a massive success, peaking at #1 on the Billboard charts, but today, the 24-year-old released a second track called “Out Of The Woods” to show off the “depth and diversity” of her first strictly pop music record.
“One of the main things that I was trying to accomplish with this album was to make the songs sound the way the emotions felt. I wanted this album to be really sonically cohesive and even cohesive within the songs and matching up the emotions with the sound of the music, so you’ll notice the song sounds very frantic. It sounds very unpredictable. It sounds like you’re not quite sure, lots of anxiety, but that’s how that emotion felt and so, matching those things up is something I’m really proud of.”
Take a listen to the full interview below: