Is Taylor Swift's re-recorded ‘Red’ about Jake Gyllenhaal? Fans ask him to ‘RUN’
Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal dated briefly in 2010. Taylor had then dropped a song called ‘All Too Well’ which Swifties think is about him
Breaking the Internet over the weekend, Taylor Swift announced that she will be re-launching her fourth studio album ‘Red’ now aptly titled ‘Red (Taylor’s Version) on November 19, 2021. The album will be stacked with 30 songs as compared to 16 songs in the original.
The 31-year-old crooner also announced that there will be a 10-minute song in the album while adding an emoticon of a red scarf which led to the speculations that it might be about Swift's ex-flame Jake Gyllenhaal whom she dated for a very brief period in 2010. Taylor had dropped a song called ‘All Too Well’ in 2012 which Swifties till date think points toward Gyllenhaal. The lyrics of the track went like, “And I, left my scarf there at your sister's house/ And you've still got it in your drawer even now.” Gyllenhaal soon became the hot gossip on Twitter as Swifties trolled him mercilessly.
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Is Taylor Swift ‘Red’ all about Jake Gyllenhaal?
While announcing the big news, Swift took to her Twitter and Instagram accounts to share a lengthy post about the re-launch of her album where she spoke about how musically and lyrically, ‘Red’ resembled a heartbroken person. The multi-platinum crooner stated, “I've always said that the world is a different place for the heartbroken. It moves on a different axis, at a different speed. Time skips backwards and forwards fleetingly.” She continued, “The heartbroken might go through thousands of micro-emotions a day trying to figure out how to get through it without picking up the phone to hear that old familiar voice. In the land of heartbreak, moments of strength, independent and devil-may-care rebellion are intricately woven together with grief, paralyzing vulnerability and hopelessness."
The ‘Love Story’ hitmaker added, “Imagining your future might always take you on a detour back to the past. And this is all to say, that the next album I'll be releasing is my version of Red. 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. She added, “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. And 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 a passionate solidarity, or if it was simple time, but something was healed along the way."
The multiple Grammy award-winning songstress then concluded, “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. 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." Many users were also quick to notice that the release date of ‘Red (Taylor’s Version) falls on the 40th birthday of Scooter Braun, her previous manager. Braun sold the master rights to Swift's first six studio albums to the private equity company Shamrock Holdings at the end of 2020. The news came after over a year and a half after he bought them when his Ithaca Holdings acquired Big Machine Label Group, Swift's former record company.
The next album that I’ll be releasing is my version of Red, which will be out on November 19. 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 ten minutes long🧣 https://t.co/FOBLS5aHpS pic.twitter.com/6zWa64Owgp— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 18, 2021
‘It's over for Jake Gyllenhaal’, says Twitter
While the original ‘Red’ album included hits like ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ and ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’, a lot of social media users spoke about ‘All Too Well’ and brutally dragged Gyllenhaal into the scene. One user said, “Not taylor swift making Scarf her whole personality for the next five months, it's over for jake gyllenhaal.” Another added, “Pls shut up with the jake gyllenhaal thing, he's clearly gay, he never dated taylor swift. He prob went at her house and did a pillow fight or something.”
One individual asserted, “The way Taylor Swift just made Jake Gyllenhaal relevant again, her power honestly” whereas, the next one posted, “Why are hardcore stans of Taylor genuinely hating on Jake Gyllenhaal lmao they dated for 2-3 months like a decade ago.... leave the man alone it was such a brief moment in his life it's not that deep.” One user added, “You know damn well jake gyllenhaal will stream taylor’s red all too well like the rest of us.” One concluded, “Taylor is releasing the original 10 minute version of All Too Well and Jake Gyllenhaal better RUN.”
not taylor swift making 🧣 her whole personality for the next five months, it's over for jake gyllenhaal— Mónica🧣 (@statesofpeace) June 18, 2021
pls shut up with the jake gyllenhaal thing, he's clearly gay, he never dated taylor swift.— joel 🇵🇸 (@atblonsky) June 18, 2021
He prob went at her house and did a pillow fight or something
The way Taylor Swift just made Jake Gyllenhaal relevant again, her power honestly— seren yeager (@sarananandan_) June 18, 2021
Why are hardcore stans of Taylor genuinely hating on Jake Gyllenhaal lmao they dated for 2-3 months like a decade ago.... leave the man alone it was such a brief moment in his life 💀 it's not that deep.— 𝓣. (@hollywoodrose__) June 18, 2021
you know damn well jake gyllenhaal will stream taylor’s red all too well like the rest of us pic.twitter.com/qB9cC5EoBZ— rina. (@TSHDRAKE) June 18, 2021
Taylor is releasing the original 10 minute version of All Too Well and Jake Gyllenhaal better RUN.— Narcissa Malfoy (@kells_bell_s) June 18, 2021