Did Taylor Swift create her 2020 album, “Red,” because of Jake Gyllenhaal?
In line with the release of Folklore, Taylor Swift is getting all the attention, once again, from the public. But, aside from the fans’ discussions over her newest album, others have seemingly taken an interest in her past pieces, particularly, Red.
As fans would reportedly say, the album is “pretty much” about her relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal. The two briefly dated in late 2010. However, the actor broke up with her three months into the relationship.
Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal’s relationship
It remains unclear, though, how the timeline fits the narrative, according to Nicki Swift. As stated, they were very “private” in their relationship at that time. Other sources said that they had an on-and-off relationship between 2010 and 2012. So, one could not discern how long they dated.
Fans and analysts have learned, though, which songs Taylor Swift wrote for her former boyfriends. In her 2012 album, there are reportedly five popular tracks that she wrote for him.
“We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together”
Taylor Swift’s first single on her album Red is “We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together.” Reports said that this track became a “massive hit” upon its release.
When asked about the song, the songstress did not reportedly dwell into the details. But, she shared that it was about a relationship of hers in 2011. This then supported many fans and watchers’ theories about her “on-and-off” relationship with the Brokeback Mountain actor.
“All Too Well”
“All Too Well” is not a single from Red. But, it became one of the most favorite Taylor Swift tracks of all time. Others even reportedly consider it as her best song of all time.
The artist previously revealed that this song was the “hardest” one to write. It was originally ten minutes long, according to Cheat Sheet. As noted, this only shows that she had a lot to say.
Famously, many have become certain that she wrote it for her ex, Jake Gyllenhaal. Aside from the “fall theme” of the song, the lines and notes are all reportedly “on point” to her relationship to the actor.
“The Moment I Knew”
Included in the “deluxe version” of Red, “The Moment I Knew” is “less-talked-about” but, it became one of the most popular songs that Taylor Swift reportedly wrote for Gyllenhaal. The singer later explained that this was about her 21st birthday. It was the “worst experience” ever, she described.
Reports then hinted that this was because the actor did not attend her birthday celebration. Although she initially thought that it would be a surprise, as per claims, he did not reportedly show up. Taylor Swift spent most of the night crying in the closet, and that’s “when she knew.” the reports said.