Taylor Swift celebrated her 31st birthday Sunday (December 13th) by releasing a remix of her newest single, “Willow”.
The singer wrote on Twitter, “Not to be all ‘iTs mY BiRtHdAY & I jUsT wAnNa DaNcE’ but… it is and I do. So here’s the willow dancing witch version, remixed by Elvira, a bad ass female producer I really respect”
“Willow” is the lead single from her surprise album, evermore. She recently told Zane Lowe that the album was the result of a new method of songwriting for her.
Swift said in a teaser for Apple Music, “There was a point that I got to as a writer who only wrote very diaristic songs that I felt it was unsustainable for my future moving forward. It felt like too hot of a microscope … On my bad days I would feel like I was loading a cannon of clickbait when that’s not what I want for my life.”
She learned with the release of folkore that she could “create characters in this mythological American town or wherever I imagine them”
Swift continued, “I saw a lane for my future that … it was a real breakthrough moment of excitement and happiness.”