Swift teased yet another song on Good Morning America this morning entitled “I Knew You Were Trouble,” and it’s all pop. The Max Martin-produced track has a dub-step element that’s a very different sound from, for instance, Swift’s debut single “Tim McGraw.”
Martin also produced hits such as Kelly Clarkson‘s “My Life Would Suck Without You,” Britney Spears‘ “Hold It Against Me,” and Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” all of which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“I Knew You Were Trouble” is a song about “being frustrated with yourself,” Swift explained during her introduction to the song this morning. The song, she says, “sounds just as chaotic as the feeling was when I wrote it.”
The lyrics in the preview clip of the song are as follows:
“I knew you were trouble when you walked in, so shame on me now. Flew me to places I never been, so you put me down, oh I knew you were trouble when you walked in, so shame on me now, flew me to places I never been, now I’m lying on the cold hard ground.”
It’s also one of Swift’s favorite songs on the album, which she said during her introduction and also in a tweet last night.
The track listing for Red has also been released, and “Swifties” have their work cut out for them if they want to try to figure out who each song is about.
Here is the track listing for Red:
1. State Of Grace
4. I Knew You Were Trouble
5. All Too Well
7. I Almost Do
8. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
9. Stay Stay Stay
10. The Last Time
11. Holy Ground
12. Sad Beautiful Tragic
13. The Lucky One
14. Everything Has Changed (Duet with Ed Sheeran)
16. Begin Again
Swift’s latest single “I Knew You Were Trouble” will be available for download on iTunes at 12:01am Tuesday morning (Oct. 9). The third-highest-paid woman in Hollywood will also premiere one more song from her new album next Monday (Oct. 15), and then her fourth studio album, Red, will hit stores Oct. 22.
-CJ Robinson MIX 105.1/Orlando