Taylor Swift Teases A Short Film To Accompany “All Too Well” 10-Minute Version
Taylor Swift has always relished in the art of the tease, but the slow crawl toward the release of her re-recorded Red album has spurred her fans into practical hysterics. Swift seems keen to make the wait well worth it: Not only will she drop the album on Nov. 12, but the highly anticipated 10-minute version of her single “All Too Well” will come paired with a short film, Good Morning America first revealed.
The video was written and directed by Swift, and stars actors Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien alongside Swift herself. On Nov. 5, GMA debuted a seconds-long tease of the film, depicting an old-fashioned car as it speeds down a tree-lined street in autumn.
Some fans were less than thrilled with such a tiny reveal, but as is characteristic of Swifties, the excitement will grow regardless.
Swift’s original recording of Red debuted nine years ago, and the new version will include songs made in tandem with musicians Ed Sheeran, Phoebe Bridgers, and Chris Stapleton. Back when the album was first released, the singer revealed that the popular track “All Too Well” had been written as a much longer song, but that she’d pulled it back significantly: “It started out being a 10-minute song, which you can’t put on an album.”
In 2020, during an appearance on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums podcast, she offered a peek into the experience of writing the song. “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 said. “I just started singing and riffing and ad-libbing this song that basically was ‘All Too Well.’ It literally just was that song, but it had probably seven extra verses, and it included the f-word.”
A “sound guy” recorded the whole thing and gave her a CD to take home, which she pondered over before creating the shorter version. But it would seem Swift has kept both the CD and its lyrics, which we’ll finally get to hear when Red (Taylor’s Version) finally drops on Nov. 12.