Grab the tissues! In honor of Taylor Swift‘s new model of the Red album, the performer gave followers a little bit one thing further with an “All Too Well” short film — and followers waited with anticipation to see what it might reveal.
On Friday, November 12, Swift dropped the quick movie, which starred Sadie Sink as “Her” and Dylan O’Brien as “Him.” The movie started with a quote from Pablo Neruda that learn, “Love is so short, forgetting is so long.”
The film shortly took viewers contained in the couple’s love story, which included singing within the automotive whereas sharing loving glances on their drive upstate. As the music heightened, the duo began to make out within the woods as O’Brien’s character wore the long-lasting flannel shirt that the 31-year-old singer describes within the monitor.
As the story unfolded, there have been a sequence of moments that outlined the connection. The “First Crack in the Glass” got here throughout an ungainly group dinner, the place Sink’s character felt not noted as her boyfriend entertained his buddies and seemingly ignored her.
“Why are you so pissed off? It’s ridiculous,” O’Brien, 30, mentioned after his buddies left, to which Sink, 19, replied, “I liked your friends. I didn’t like the way you were acting around them. You didn’t ask me one thing. … You just treated me differently. You didn’t look at me once!”
He then referred to as her “selfish” earlier than apologizing. The couple made up throughout the “Are You Real?” phase of the movie. During their rekindled romance, they shared many intimate moments, laughed, held fingers and slept soundly with each other.
When the “Breaking Point” hit, nevertheless, O’Brien’s character broke up with Sink’s and she or he didn’t see it coming. She was left alone crying in her room and needed to choose up the items whereas pretending to be OK.
During the “Remembering” section, Swift sang concerning the previous and glimpses of the couple dancing, kissing and cuddling by a hearth at a cabin play within the background. The film then switched to “13 Years Gone” as Swift made a cameo as a grown-up “Her.”
The red-haired model of the musician was seen at her personal All Too Well guide signing, inspiring the ladies within the viewers together with her story of heartbreak. Meanwhile, her ex-boyfriend was standing within the snow and sporting her well-known pink scarf watching.
The unique “All Too Well” monitor is one among many songs on Red that seemingly hinted at Swift’s whirlwind romance with Jake Gyllenhaal. The pair dated for 3 months in 2010 — and the prolonged model of the tune seems to have much more particulars about their relationship.
“And I was never good at telling jokes but the punchline goes / ‘I’ll get older, but your lovers stay my age,’” the Grammy winner sings within the recent monitor, seemingly taking a jab at her and Gyllenhaal’s age distinction once they dated. “They say all’s well that ends well / But I’m in a new hell every time you double-cross my mind / You said if we had been closer in age maybe it would have been fine / And that made me want to die.”
In one other a part of the tune — which is illustrated by the completely different phases within the video — Swift references the timeline of their failed romance.
“And I was thinking on the drive down / Any time now, he’s gonna say it’s love / You never called it what it was / Till we were dead and gone and buried,” she sings. “Check the pulse and come back / Swearing it’s the same / After three months in the grave.”
Swift initially teased the shock when she introduced that Red was her subsequent choose to be recreated.
“Musically and lyrically, Red resembled a heartbroken person. It was all over the place, a fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end,” the singer wrote by way of Instagram in June. “Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, wild, and tortured by memories past. Like trying on pieces of a new life, I went into the studio and experimented with different sounds and collaborators.”
For the Pennsylvania native, engaged on the unique album in 2012 allowed her to work via points in her personal life.
“I’m not sure if it was pouring my thoughts into this album, hearing thousands of your voices sing the lyrics back to me in passionate solidarity, or if it was simply time, but something was healed along the way,” she famous.
Swift teased that followers would get to expertise what she initially supposed to create with the album.
“Sometimes you need to talk it over (over and over and over) for it to ever really be… over. Like your friend who calls you in the middle of the night going on and on about their ex, I just couldn’t stop writing,” she concluded her Instagram put up. “This will be the first time you hear all 30 songs that were meant to go on Red. And hey, one of them is even 10 minutes long.”
The report producer beforehand opened up about how “All Too Well” turned one thing surprising throughout the writing course of.
“It was a day when I was just, like, a broken human, walking into rehearsal just feeling terrible about what was going on in my personal life,” she recalled throughout an episode of Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums” podcast in 2020. “I ended up sort of just playing four chords over and over again, and the band started kicking in … People just started playing along with me. I think they could tell I was really going through it. I just started singing and riffing and sort of ad-libbing this song that basically was ‘All Too Well.’”
Even although the top outcome was one thing that Swift was actually happy with it, she didn’t assume it might be potential so as to add it to Red on the time.
“Basically I remember my sound guy was like, ‘Hey, I burned a CD of that thing that you were doing in case you want it,’” she added. “I ended up taking it home and listening to it, and I was like, ‘I actually really like this, but it definitely is like 10 minutes long and I need to pare it down.’”
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