It’s not uncommon for Taylor Swift to use past boyfriends as inspirations for new hit songs. From Drew, the inspiration for “Teardrops on My Guitar” to Joe Jonas and “Forever & Always,” Taylor has a way of using past relationship experiences to influence her new songs.
That is why it should come as little surprise that one of her new hits, the recently leaked “Mine,” is also based on a boy.
“I was reflecting back on a boy I liked at a certain time,” Taylor admitted to Rolling Stone. “The song is about what it would be like if I actually let my guard down.”
Speak Now, Taylor’s new record, drops on October 25th and the fans are already “speaking.” Yet despite the massive hype that is sure to build closer to the release date, Taylor admits that she embraces the chaos.
“I’m obsessed with being busy,” she added. ”It’s hectic and nonstop. But I’m so ready.”
Due to the unexpected leak, “Mine” hit the charts earlier than expected but has done very well on iTunes and Billboard. Taylor, however, revealed that while she appreciates the overwhelmingly positive response to the track, she hates how it was released prematurely.
“(My manager) said, ‘I don’t want you to panic.’ And I said, ‘The song leaked, didn’t it?’” she explained. “I turned on my phone and there were texts saying, ‘Congratulations.’ A leak is so out of my comfort zone, but it ended up good in the end. It made me so emotional that I started crying.”
The video for “Mine” premieres Friday (August 27th) at 8:30pm ET on MTV.com, VH1.com and CMT.com.