Taylor Swift had a lot to say Tuesday night on Instagram about her upcoming track with Lana Del Rey.
The 11-time Grammy winner confirmed that “Snow on the Beach” would appear on her upcoming album “Midnights,” which is slated for release October 21, in a TikTok last week.
In the new video, Swift opened up about how “such a huge Lana Del Rey fan” she is and the meaning behind their track.
“The song is about falling in love with someone at the same time they fall in love with you,” Swift said. “Kind of in that faded cataclysmic moment where you realize someone is feeling the exact same thing you are feeling at the same time.
“And you’re just looking around and saying, ‘Wait, is this real? Is it a dream? Is this real? Is this happening? Is this really happening? A bit like seeing snow falling on a beach.
Swift went on to note how thrilled she was to partner with Del Rey, whom she described as “one of the greatest musical artists of all time.”
“The fact that I can exist at the same time as her is an honor and a privilege and the fact that she is generous enough to collaborate with us on this song is something that I will be grateful for for life,” said Swift said of Del Rey. “I absolutely love it and I really hope you love this song as much as I do.”
In an Instagram video posted last month, the “All Too Well” musician can be seen collaborating with producer Jack Antonoff on piano. Antonoff has been featured as a producer on all of Swift’s albums since 2014’s “1989” and produced Del Rey’s 2019 album “Norman F—Rockwell!” and 2021’s “Chemtrails Over the Country Club”.
Swift revealed the track listing for “Midnights” on Thursday, which tells “the stories of 13 sleepless nights.”
In a series of hourly TikToks in the middle of the night from last Thursday to Friday night, the 32-year-old singer revealed all 13 songs.
The A-side, she said, leads with “Lavender Haze,” a “Mad Men” reference to her relationship with actor Joe Alwyn, and continues with “Maroon,” “Anti-Hero,” “Snow on the Beach”, “You’re alone, kid”, and “Midnight Rain”.
Side B features “Question…?” “Vigilante S—”, “Bejeweled”, “Labyrinth”, “Karma” (a track said to be about her drama with rapper Kanye West and reality TV star Kim Kardashian), “Sweet Nothing” and “Mastermind”.
In a video shared last week, the ‘Blank Space’ singer said ‘Anti-Hero’ is her favorite song she’s ever written and dives deep into her insecurities and struggle with her ‘unmanageably large’ life. .
Swift announced “Midnights” in August after winning Video of the Year “at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.
“We lie awake in love and in fear, in restlessness and in tears,” she wrote on Twitter in August, sharing an image of tracks numbered “one” through “thirteen” accompanying the album announcement. “We stare at the walls and drink until they respond. We writhe in cages we have made ourselves and pray that we are not about to make a fatal mistake that will change our lives.
“This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams. The floors we walk and the demons we face. For all of us who have tossed and turned and decided to keep the lanterns lit and go in search – hoping that maybe when the clock strikes twelve…we will meet.