Suffice it to say that Taylor Swift had a great 2015. She released her latest album, 1989, on Oct. 27, 2014, and has spent all of 2015 riding the wave of radio takeovers and music video extravaganzas with singles like “Blank Space” and “Bad Blood.” Swift also went on a global tour and performed with artists like Miranda Lambert, Jason Derulo, and Steven Tyler. Not to be outdone by… herself, it was recently announced that Swift has decided to show the world the video for her latest single, “Out Of The Woods,” on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve . But what time will the video for “Out Of The Woods” premiere?
That's something Swift is keeping under wraps, at least for now. The time of premiere has not been announced at this point, and since Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve is a long show it could be awhile that we’re waiting to see Swift on our screens. Actually, it’s not even yet known if Swift herself will premiere the video or if it will be just good old Ryan Seacrest giving the cue. However, there is one time when we know "Out of the Woods" will not premiere: between 11 and 11:30 p.m. ET. For that half hour, ABC's New Year's Eve coverage takes a break to show local programming, meaning Swift's video has to be shown sometime between either 8 and 11 p.m. or 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. — a slightly smaller window.
Besides not yet having a specific time for the video premiere, we also have no idea what the video for “Out Of The Woods” will look like. Back in late November, New Zealand radio station The Edge posted a very, very blurry picture of what could have been a Taylor Swift video shoot. It also could have been the Loch Ness monster, because it is that blurry, but I digress. This was around the time of the American Music Awards, which Swift was a no-show to despite winning multiple awards, so perhaps she took some time off in her busy schedule to film a badass new music video.
What we do know is that “Out Of The Woods” was written and recorded by Swift and Jack Antonoff of fun. and Bleachers (he’s also Lena Dunham’s longtime beau), and, according to an interview Swift did with USA Today, it was one of the only songs in which Swift got a musical track and wrote lyrics for it, instead of the other way around, as she explained.
"I tend to want to create something with my guitar or piano and bring it in, then we create the track from the ground up. But with Jack, he has something very emotional about what he does when creating a track. I can kind of read that emotion as soon as I hear it, and we work very well that way."
Antonoff said that “Out Of The Woods” is his favorite song that he’s written with Swift, and anyone can see why — it’s a totally different sound than most of the songs she releases. It’s clear that Swift and Antonoff work beautifully together, and I, for one, hope they keep making sweet music together. As we Swift fans wait for the premiere of “Out Of The Woods,” here’s a little something to tide us over — check out an acoustic version of the song Swift performed at the Clive Davis Theater in October to commemorate the one-year release of 1989.