ABC is giving viewers one more reason to tune into the annual "New Year’s Rockin’ Eve "celebration. On Tuesday host Ryan Seacrest announced that Taylor Swift will be releasing her highly anticipated music video for “Out of the Woods” during the New Year’s Eve show.
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) December 22, 2015
Reports began circulating in late November that the 26-year-old pop star was in New Zealand filming her new music video. According to Perez Hilton, Swift was spotted at rehearsals for the video the same weekend as the American Music Awards, which aired on Sunday, Nov. 22. Filming is believed to have taken place at an “old church in Remuera,” as well as a “studio with a lot of snow and trees.” A radio station in New Zealand also posted a photo from what is believed to have been the set.
— The Edge (@TheEdgeNZ) November 23, 2015
“Out of the Woods” is from Swift’s “1989” album. The singer teamed up with Jack Antonoff of the band Fun to write the song, which is rumored to be about her relationship with One Direction member Harry Styles. The two dated in fall 2012 and ended their relationship in January 2013.
While performing at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles in late September, Swift dished that “Out of the Woods” is about feeling anxiety in a relationship.
“It felt very fragile, it felt very tentative,” Swift explained of her romance with an unnamed ex-boyfriend. “And it always felt like, ‘Okay, what’s the next road block? What’s the next thing that’s gonna deter this? How long do we have before this turns into just an awful mess and we break up? Is it a month? Is it three days?”
Of course, Taylor Swift’s new music video isn’t the only reason to tune in for “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on Dec. 31. Nick Jonas, Alessia Cara, DNCE, OMI, Pentatonix, Nathan Sykes and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will all be performing. Those in Times Square will be able to see Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Demi Lovato, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth.