Taylor Swift has released a 10-minute version of “All Too Well,” and casual fans and diehard Swifties alike are struggling to contain themselves.
The song was released as the final track on “Red (Taylor’s Version),” a rerecording of her 2012 album that’s part of her ongoing effort to reclaim ownershipHer back catalog. The 10-minute “All Too Well” ― which clocks in at about double the length of the original version ― was one of the most hotly anticipated tracks. Swift had previously alluded to the song’s original longer length, which sent fans clamoring to hear that version.
This ballad is a long-standing favorite among critics as well as fans for its specific and touching lyrics. It’s (almost certainly) about the pop icon’s short-lived relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal and the pair’s trip to his sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s, house.
It looks like the longer version didn’t disappoint.
Many were emotionally and/or physically overwhelmed.
Others focused on the new lyrics, and, specifically, the reference to a “fuck the patriarchy” keychain. Gawker convincingly called into question whether people used this phrase back when Swift said she wrote the song, but we’ll let it slide for now.)
And others were focused on Jake Gyllenhaal’s current emotional state, with a mixture of ire and, possibly, genuine concern.