“1989” will be Taylor Swift’s first full length pop album and with the album release date just around the corner the songstress has released a new song that’s bound to get stuck in your head. “Out Of The Woods” is a departure from the infectious pop tune “Shake It Off” and curates a darker love story dominated by pop synths. It’s not as immediately catchy or as in your face as its predecessor but with its repetitive hook you will find yourself singing along unknowingly. The production on this track is impressive and a massive step up from her last album “Red”. The third verse has an almost Bastille moment with strong harmonies and an epic but brief acapella moment that deserved a longer spotlight.
Taylor Swift has become one of those quotable lyric artists that you find all over your Instagram, Twitter and Facebook feeds and “Out Of The Woods” gives those people a lot of ammo. Get ready to see “We were built to fall apart, then fall back together” or “The rest of the world was black and white but we were in screaming color” on a timeline near you soon. But in all seriousness “Out Of The Woods” is an impressive song that constantly grows on you and gives fans of her more serious material some hope for the new album.