By Kevin Rutherford
Taylor Swift continues her transition from country princess to pop queen with her new single “Out of the Woods.”
The new single, which was set forth onto the Internet late Monday night (Oct. 13), finds Swift teaming with fun. guitarist/Bleachers madman Jack Antonoff, who co-wrote the song and provides backing vocals.
Antonoff’s influence is starkly felt, particularly via his Bleachers project. The song features underlying ’80s-esque synths and pounding drums, altogether a track that absolutely wouldn’t feel out of place on the band’s Strange Desire album from earlier the year. Where “Shake It Off” might have procured a country remix as a stretch, “Out of the Woods” is more like Red‘s “I Knew You Were Trouble” – an embodiment of the singer’s new direction.
“Are we out of the woods?” Swift repeats on the chorus. “Are we in the clear?” Hear the song, via Just Jared, below.
The song is set to feature on Swift’s upcoming album 1989, due out Oct. 27.