The album “Red (Taylor’s Version)” is among us! On Thursday night, November 11th, Taylor Swift has already started her promotion marathon and was a guest of the program “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon“.
She said the song she’s most excited about is the 10-minute version of “All Too Well”. In the interview, she told the whole story behind this version.
“Basically, when I was writing the album, I knew I had a favorite, which was just ‘All Too Well’. But generally, my personal favorites aren’t songs that end up being singles or having music videos.
(…) But what happened is that this song has also become a fan favorite.
It was lined up” commented Taylor.
“When this song was written, I was going through a very, very sad time. And I was 22 years old, I was in band rehearsals, so I showed up there and I was really pissed, everybody could see it.
I was not good company that day.
So I started playing the guitar and kept repeating the same chords.
So the band joined me and I started improvising with what I was going through.
Then the song started to build in great intensity, and the song ended up having 10 to 15 minutes in that process” she recalled.
She explains that it was her mother who asked them to record this and it was done. So this 10-minute version is the original before it has to be cut to a normal length for a commercial album.
“Now you guys are going to have the 10-minute version and that’s what I’m so excited about because it’s the original lyrics”, Taylor Swift.
That night the song will win a short film shown in a cinema in New York. Also in this interview, Taylor Swift said he has about 500 easter eggs on the album as a whole. These are hidden hints of what might happen in the future of your career. This has become her tradition.