Here's your chance to be the first person on the block to hear Taylor Swift's new single, 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" off her forthcoming album "Red." She played the tearjerker of a tune for the first time during a live online chat and concert Monday evening.
The concert, which was broadcast live online from Nashville, Tennessee, on YouTube and the Google+ social network, was set up as a way for Taylor Swift to get the word out about her first album since October 2010's smash hit "Speak Now."
The new CD is called "Red," a title which she has alluded to being a reference to her strong emotions after a number of very-public failed romances in the pact couple of years, and it will be released on Oct. 12, 2012.
And the first song off the new Taylor Swift CD to be heard anywhere is this new track "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," which she played live for a select group of lucky fans in Nashville while it was being broadcast online for her fans worldwide to watch, and participate in a Q&A with the 22-year-old pop country star.
"I'm gonna play it for you right now. I really wanna say thank you to everyone at Google and everyone at Youtube for doing this. It's really nice of you, this is crazy and wonderful," she told the crowd of fans who were lucky enough to hear the new song for the first time Monday night, which she sarcastically described as follows: "This is the new single. And this is, like, a really, really romantic song, it's really touching and sensitive and it's really touching and romantic song and it's to my ex-boyfriend and it's called 'We are Never Ever Getting Back Together' and I hope you like it."
The song's lyrics point to a very specific breakup, and is sure to set off a firestorm of controversy about just which of her high-profile boyfriends is the one that drove her to write a song called "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." Was it Jake Gyllenhaal? Taylor Lautner? John Mayer? Someone else altogether? Read some of the lyrics below, and make your own guess about who could drive Taylor Swift to write such a bitter song:
"I remember when we broke up, the first time, saying this it I've had enough, it's like we hadn't seen each other in a month when you said you needed space," Taylor Swift sings in the melancholic new single. "But then you come around and say, baby, I miss you and I swear I'm gonna change, trust me, remember how that lasted for a day, I say I hate you, we break up, you call me, I love you. We called it off again last night, but this time I'm telling you, I'm telling you, we are never, ever, ever getting back together."
The performance was an eagerly-anticipated one, as Taylor Swift told her fans about it last week, and buzz built until Monday night, when they were finally able to hear it:
"Hey, it's Taylor. So I really wanna talk to you about something. I would love it if you would join me Aug. 13 for a live webchat," Taylor Swift said in a YouTube video she posted on her website on Aug. 7. "You can ask questions. I wanna share some news with you, some really cool news, I'm not going to go into it too much but it's cool ... I'll see you there."
Taylor Swift has won six Grammy Awards, 10 American Music Awards, seven Country Music Association Awards, six Academy of Country Music Awards and 13 BMI Awards, and has sold millions of records worldwide.
Taylor Swift told MTV in October 2011 that her new CD, which we now know to be "Red," would be loaded with songs that are downers: "They're sad, if I'm being honest," and that one of the songs "is about moving on."