Leave it to Taylor Swift to premiere a new song when fans are least expecting it. Just a week after dropping the first single off her upcoming album Reputation, "Look What You Made Me Do," the singer premiered a second song on Saturday night, during the Alabama-Florida State football game. But just who is "Ready For It" about? It'd be a typical Swift move to have the song be about a particular person, and "Ready For It" does hint at a furtive romance between two individuals.
Although the full lyrics for "Ready For It" aren't yet available, the snippet heard during the football game make it clear that Swift's new track is, like many of her songs, about a relationship of sorts. "Baby let the games begin / are you ready for it?" the song begins, before Swift sings: "I see how this is gonna go / Touch me and you’ll never be alone / Island breeze and lights down low / no one has to know."
That definitely makes it seem like Swift is talking about a secretive, sexy romance with someone, and the chorus just adds to the proof. "In the middle of the night, in my dreams / You should see the things we do, baby / In the middle of the night, in my dreams / I know I’m gonna be with you, so I take my time."
But what guy is Swift talking about? It's possible that she's referring to her rumored boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, whom she's reportedly been dating for several months. It's also possible, though, that the singer is actually talking about an ex, like Harry Styles, if the song was written before she and Alwyn got together. And of course, it's always an option that she's not referring to any one person in particular, but just writing about a fictional situation.
Fans might never know for sure who Swift's new song is actually about, but it doesn't matter: regardless of its subject matter and whether you like it or not, you can guarantee that this tune will be stuck in your head on repeat for the next few weeks. Thanks, Taylor.