Taylor Swift will release her debut pop record 1989 next week. While fans are anxiously anticipating the album, out on Oct. 27, she’s giving fans a preview of new track “Welcome to New York,” which kicks off 1989.
“I started the album with ‘Welcome To New York’ because New York has been an important landscape and location for the story of my life in the last couple of years,” Swift said in a press release. “It’s like an electric city, and I approached moving there with such wide-eyed optimism. I saw New York as a place of endless potential and possibilities and you can hear that reflected in this music and in this song.”