Taylor Swift shared the backstory of the song she’s most excited about from her new album Red on Thursday while visiting The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The 31-year-old singing superstar promoted the album as well as her short film directorial debut and upcoming gig on Saturday Night Live on the NBC talk show.
Jimmy, 47, asked Taylor what song she was most excited for her fans to hear on Red (Taylor’s Version) and she gladly answered.
The one that I am the most excited about is a song called All Too well in parentheses ”the 10 minute version”,’ Taylor replied.
Taylor explained that she wrote the song at age 22 when she ‘was going through a bit of a sad time’.
She recalled that she arrived for band rehearsal ‘really upset and sad’ and everybody knew it was ‘not fun to be around me that day’.
‘And so I started playing guitar and just kind of playing the same four chords over and over again,’ said Taylor who added that her band started to join in.
‘I started ad libbing what I was going through and what I was feeling, and it went on, and the song kept building and building and building in intensity, and the song just went on for about, you know, 10 to 15 minutes of us doing this. And then we got done with that and then we moved on to the regularly scheduled rehearsal,’ Taylor said.
‘And at the end of the day, my mom came up to my sound guy and she’s like, “Is there any chance that you recorded that?” And he was like, “Yep,” and handed her a CD,’ said Taylor referencing her mother Andrea.
She said a 10-minute version of the song will be on Red (Taylor’s Version) as she continues to re-record her old albums after she was unable to buy her own master recordings.
And that’s the thing I’m the most excited about, ’cause it’s the original lyrics,’ Taylor said.
She also promoted the short film All Too Well that she wrote and directed that will be released Friday afternoon on YouTube.
Jimmy spilled that there was a premiere for the short film.
Yes, actually, and I haven’t actually told people that yet, but I’m so excited,’ said Taylor as Jimmy interrupted to apologize.
‘It’s great! No, it’s good. This is a great place to announce it,’ said Taylor who shared that the short film premiere will be held at the AMC 13 Theater in Lincoln Square in New York on Friday afternoon.
All Too Well stars Sadie Sink, 19, and Dylan O’Brien, 30, as well as Taylor.
Taylor also admitted that she loves leaving Easter eggs and clues for her fans and Jimmy later asked for a hint to what songs she’ll perform on SNL.
‘I love to hint. Which two songs? What if it was not two songs as much as it was one song that is the length of three songs?,’ Taylor hinted.
Jimmy and Taylor earlier played the game Box Of Lies.