"Loving him was red," Swift sings on the song, which is about getting over a guy. Some selected lyrics:
Loving him is like driving a new Maserati down a dead end street
Faster than the wind
Passionate as sin, ended so suddenly
Loving him is like trying to change your mind
Once you’re already flying through the free fall
Like the colors in autumn
So bright just before they lose it all
Swift premiered a snippet of "Red" on Good Morning America on Monday. "I wrote this song about the fact that some things are just hard to forget because the emotions involved with them were so intense, and to me, intense emotion is red," she said.
While not as much of a Top-40 banger as "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" -- and not a ballad like "Begin Again" -- this latest Swift song seems destined for heavy airplay. Take a listen above, whether you're red or blue.
Red is out on Oct. 22.