Taylor Swift has delighted her fans, known as Swifties, with the official release of her track “You’re Losing Me” on streaming services. The pop star made the surprise announcement on Wednesday morning after being named Spotify’s Global Top Artist of the year.
Swift expressed her gratitude to her fans, saying: “Um ok this is unreal?? I just wanted to say to anyone who listened to my music this year, anywhere in the world, thank you. Getting named Spotify’s Global Top Artist in 2023 is truly the best birthday/holiday gift you could’ve given me.
Swift went on to share her excitement about her successful year, particularly her experiences on tour. She said: “We’ve seriously had THE MOST fun this year out there on tour and now this. Are you serious?” In a gesture of appreciation to her fans, Swift decided to fulfill their requests and release the much-loved track from her vault on streaming platforms.
She said, “So I was trying to think of a way to thank you, and a lot of you have been asking me to put ‘You’re Losing Me (From The Vault)’ on streaming… so here you go! You can finally listen EVERYWHERE now.”
“You’re Losing Me” was initially released in May as a digital release through Swift’s web store. It was also included on an exclusive CD edition sold to fans at her Eras Tour stop in East Rutherford, N.J.
Um ok this is unreal?? I just wanted to say to anyone who listened to my music this year, anywhere in the world, thank you. Getting named Spotify’s Global Top Artist in 2023 is truly the best birthday/holiday gift you could’ve given me. We’ve seriously had THE MOST fun this year… pic.twitter.com/HZVkjvxp2D
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 29, 2023
A song about Swift’s ex, Joe Alwyn?
The song quickly became a fan favorite due to its revealing lyrics, which many believed were inspired by Swift’s breakup with her longtime boyfriend Joe Alwyn earlier this year.
The lyrics of the track showcase Swift’s vulnerability and introspection. She sings: “I wouldn’t marry me either/ A pathological people pleaser/ Who only wanted you to see her.” These lines suggest a self-awareness of her flaws and insecurities in past relationships. Other lyrics include, “Do I throw out everything we built or keep it?/ I’m getting tired even for a phoenix/ Always rising from the ashes/ Mending all her gashes/ You might just have dealt the final blow.” These lines convey a sense of emotional exhaustion and contemplation about the future.