Taylor Swift Shares Her First New Song in Two Years, a Zayn Collaboration From the Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack
Taylor Swift and country music are never getting back together.
Last night, Swift took to social media to share a snippet of “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker),” her first new recording since the release of 1989 two years ago.
#fiftyshadesdarker#idontwannaliveforever pic.twitter.com/Q51nqZ4ppX— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 9, 2016
As one might gather from its subtitle, the song, a collaboration with former One Direction member Zayn Malik, is taken from the soundtrack to the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, the clip features plenty of (literally) steamy action as well as all the elevator-based panty removal a person could ask for, although it’s a little short on riding crops. The song had not been announced before hitting iTunes at midnight last night, and if anything, it’s even poppier than Swift’s Nashville-spurning last album. It was co-written by Swift with Jack Antonoff, who co-wrote 1989’s “Out of the Woods” and “I Wish You Would,” and Sam Dew, a hip-hop artist who’s written songs for Rihanna and Mary J. Blige.
Have a listen.