Taylor Swift Thinks “Back To December” On New ‘Speak Now’ Track

The second of Taylor Swift’s three promo singles to be added to iTunes ahead of her Speak Now album release (October 25) came today in the form of country-twang tearjerker “Back To December.” While last week’s offering (LP title track “Speak Now”) had the multiple Grammy winner longing for someone else’s man, “Back To December” is a song about letting a good relationship slip through your fingers and the regret that follows. Sniff! Grab a Kleenex and listen below.

“Your guard is up and I know why, because the last time you saw me is still burned in the back of your mind / You gave me roses, and I left them there to die,” Swift laments in her new tune.

Heavy stuff, and the wistful, slightly haunting instrumentation gives “Back To December” a dramatic (but still commercial) sheen. Love the bells and strings!

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Brava, Taylor! After “Speak Now” and her late summer hit “Mine,” we were beginning to think the country-pop crooner was stuck in a rut with her sound and lyrical content. But “Back To December” is just the slight change in mature direction we were hoping Swift would aim for on her third album.

What do you think of this one? Do you like “Back To December” or do you prefer your Taylor Swift songs upbeat?

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  • ericah0487

    I love love LOVE this song. Probably because I can relate.

  • Joanne

    Love it so much
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :D

  • Júlia

    ooiii *-* Taylor liindaa

  • Vanessa

    Ameii tudo e todas as matérias a nova música da Taylor é show!!

  • Amanda

    I love love love this song! Taylor is amazing! I mean, she’s sweet and sooo famous. And she doesn’t need take her clothes off.

  • Inayara Carolina

    Se realmente a Taylor Swift fez essa musica para Taylor Lautner , pode ter certeza que ela se arrependeu muito de ter terminado com ele e que ela ainda gosta muito dele tomara que eles voltem a ficar juntos e sejam muito felizes porque os dois merecem =D !

  • Inayara Carolina

    Taylor Swift e Taylor Lautner tem que ficar juntos de novooooooooooo….!!!

  • Luiza

    RIGHT!

  • http://forherteens.blogspot.com Virgínia

    Taylor is amazing! Her songs are always true! But, the “TAYLORS” are so cute together!

    TEAM TAYLORS !

    ————————-BRAZIL IS HERE ——————————-

  • Lia

    I loveeeeeeee itt! Tay is DIVA forever and always! hahaha

  • gabby

    this is so amazing. i love this song. taylor swift is awesome.

  • Sydney

    I TOTALLY agree with you!!!! go tay tay!!!!

  • Sydney

    I love taylor and will never stop. The world is a better place because of her!!! Anyone agree???

  • Fernanda Swift

    Amooo de paiixao *-*
    Diva Swift ♥♥♥

  • monique

    concordo com um comentário anterior, ela é muito boa e nunca precisou tirar a roupa pra isso, gosto de suas músicas, até pq pra quem naum gosta dela, só pensa um pouquinho. Se ela fosse ruim, então pq ganha muuuito dinheiro e é TÃO famosa quanto a britney( ñ tenho nada contra ela, pelo contrário), mas claro só disso isso como exemplo! beijinhoos a todos

  • Caroline

    Love this song! It’s really awsome *–*
    Taylor is amazing!

  • Sue

    Great song! Love the other two also, but this is so touching. WTF taylor

  • Bianca Swift

    A Taylor eh DIVA..
    perfeita e cada vez mais nos surpreende com suas lindas musicas e performances.. uma pessoa com um talento nato, que é reconhecida e adorada por muuuitas pessoas.
    Taylor Swift é o novo nome da musica pop.. e permanecerá durante muuito tempo.
    A musica Back to December é LINDA, perfeita.. e claramente feita para Taylor Lautner.
    Apenas mais uma das comprovações de que Taylor é uma DIVA..

  • Cindy

    I can’t stop hitting replay!! It’s so honest and refreshing. Beautiful Song!!

  • Marissa

    SOoooooooo pretty and amazing, i just cant even imagine how she writes songs this meaningful and inspirational!! these new singles make me SO excited for her new album!! i just dont wanna buy the singles cuz wats the point of buying them twice??

  • LMG

    I have not hidden the fact that I do not think this person can sing a tune to get her out of a paper bag to save her life. I would never waste my time and money to hear her live, even if the tickets were free and she was in my front yard, that said I have to admit it and though reluctantly I will say this is lovely.

    Her formula is tired and she can’t sing but this song was very good for her voice and her limits, well, not limits per say but it fits what voice she does have.

    I’m sorry, this is a horrible review for a song I happen to like I know…but this one song can not, and will not, change my mind about her. Everyonce in a while luck happens and this was once again her strike. Maybe she should try this more often or something, I don’t know, but for me this one song will never stack up to make her a singer in my opinion.

  • Marissa

    actually she can sing….just saying: itunes–> taylor swift –> live from soho :) great. especially umbrella-its better than rihannas version!!!!

  • http://idolator.com i love music

    what a great song. good job taylor!!!!!!!! so sad though……

  • Bree

    is “back to December about Taylor Lautner”?

  • Emily

    ROCK ON TAY!

  • ash

    Taylor was in Japan recently performing with some Japanese band SMAP. Weird mix.
    http://www.japansugoi.com/wordpress/taylor-swift-in-japan-on-smapxsmap/

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