In 2012, Taylor Swift released her fourth studio album titled Red. It spent seven weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 and received multi-platinum certifications in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
The title track, "Red," is a love song that explores the conflicting emotions that arise from fading romance. The song features a soft rock beat that runs through a color palette of emotions representing the different stages of a relationship.
This song is a great example of how Swift deals with the ups and downs of a relationship with a guy she was in love with. She sings about how she loved him, but it was hard for her to keep the relationship going. She also says, “Loving him was 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.”
Another song on Red is "All Too Well," which features an ode to a fading starlet who finally throws it all away to start over. This could be about her own career, but it's also possible that she wrote this song for a former boyfriend, namely Harry Styles.
Alternatively, it could be about her ex-husband, Jake Gyllenhaal. Despite the fact that Swift and Gyllenhaal haven't been photographed together since their split, some fans think this song was written for him.
The lyrics of this song are a very good representation of how Taylor Swift feels about her relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal, despite the fact that they haven't been seen together in years. She also claims, "It's a lot more mature way of looking at a love that was wonderful until it was terrible," and it's clear that she still misses him.