Taylor Swift Returns to Country with a Breakup Song Alongside Sugarland
Taylor Swift is going back to her country roots.
The songstress teamed up with the duo Sugarland for a brand-new breakup song called "Babe," and the lyrics are quintessentially Taylor. The crux of the song deals with a relationship that has gone south, and it was co-written by Swift and Patrick Monahan, the lead singer of the band Train.
Lyrically, the song addresses a presumably ex lover. “You really blew this babe / We ain’t getting through this one, babe / This is the last time I’ll ever call you, babe," they read.
Swift not only helped write it though, she also performs vocals in it.
The collaboration came about after Swift heard that Sugarland—comprised of Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles—was reforming their music duo.
“She was excited that we were getting back together. She said ‘Hey, I have a song…’ and we said ‘Yep!'” Nettles said at the ACM Awards on Sunday.
“We’ve obviously known each other for many years when she was just getting started. We just had our first EP out called Premium Quality Tunes. She still has a copy of it that we signed for her.”
Listen to the new song for yourself above.