Taylor Swift’s Crimson (Taylor’s Model): Jake Gyllenhaal, the headband, all of the theories defined

Taylor Swift's Red (Taylor's Version): Jake Gyllenhaal, the scarf, all the theories explained

This lady doesn’t miss.


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Except you’ve got been residing below a rock or been in a coma, you understand singer-songwriter Taylor Swift rereleased her 2012 album Crimson on Friday. This time, it is known as Crimson (Taylor’s Model) and it joins Fearless (Taylor’s Model), the rerecorded model of her 2008 album Fearless.

It is lengthy been rumored (and all however confirmed) that Crimson is basically about Swift’s relationship with actor Jake Gyllenhaal. The pair dated briefly from October 2010 to round January 2011, and two years later, Swift launched Crimson, detailing their relationship and breakup. On the time, Swift’s followers went wild. With the rerelease of Taylor’s Model, the web went completely savage.

It is all a bit complicated, nevertheless it’s additionally a reasonably large deal. Crimson (Taylor’s Model) broke the Spotify file for probably the most streamed album by a feminine artist and probably the most streamed feminine artist in a single day. In accordance with Enterprise Insider, her music was streamed on Spotify 122.9 MILLION TIMES on Friday alone. Which implies she most likely made, what, over $300? 

Look, if that is going proper over your head, I do not blame you. I am a 28-year-old lady, and regardless of being proper in the course of Ms. Swift’s target market, I am nonetheless catching up. Due to a poisonous mixture of gentle internalized misogyny and an all-encompassing love of The Kooks’ lead singer, Luke Pritchard, as a young person, I missed out on the glory days of the Taylor Swift fandom and a few actually nice albums. It wasn’t till I noticed that the protection of Taylor Swift and her physique of labor is a bit misogynistic and bizarre that I used to be in a position to totally embrace the haunting lyrics and true bops by blondie. 

So I’ve performed the work. I’ve scoured Genius, I’ve Googled “what’s scarf” and “Gaylor???” and “Dylan O’Brien single” so you do not have to. Within the six days because the launch of Crimson (Taylor’s Model), I’ve crammed 10 years of the Swiftverse into my squishy mind. Positive, it squeezed out every thing I discovered whereas getting my grasp’s diploma, nevertheless it was price it

As a result of we have Thanksgiving and the end-of-year holidays developing, I assume you will come into contact with youthful relations, some perhaps even of the younger lady persuasion. As an alternative of speaking about college (nobody desires to speak about college), wow the Swiftie in your life along with your huge information of the Swiftverse. You possibly can thank me later, money most popular. 

Let’s dig in.

Wait, she’s rerecording her albums? However why? 

I will defer to my fantastic co-worker (and Taylor Swift aficionado) Abrar Al-Heeti for the complete rundown, however basically: Nearly all of the time, musicians do not personal their music. Plenty of the time the file firm that indicators the musician owns the grasp, which is the unique recording of the songs. This occurred to Swift, who signed with Huge Machine Label Group, headed by Scott Borchetta. 

In 2018, Swift signed with Common Music Group’s Republic Information and on this deal was in a position to personal her music. Nevertheless, all her music recorded previous to 2018 was nonetheless owned by Huge Machine Label Group. 

Oh no! No stress: Taylor Swift, big music trade powerhouse, can merely purchase the rights to her music, proper? Mistaken! 

In 2019, Scooter Braun purchased Huge Machine Label Group and in that sale, gained the rights to Swift’s first six albums. Now that is the place it will get messy, as a result of Braun and Swift have a fraught relationship, within the strongest sense of the phrase. Taylor wasn’t in a position to purchase again her backlog, so as a substitute she discovered a sneaky workaround: She’d merely rerecord her early music — doing it the way in which she wished to — and personal the rereleases. 

What’s this nonsense a few scarf? 

In standout monitor All Too Properly, which may be very a lot regarded as about Jake Gyllenhaal, Swift sings about leaving a shawl at her beau’s sister’s home very early on of their relationship. She mentions that, regardless of sending her stuff again, he nonetheless has the headband. Including extra gasoline to the fireplace, Gyllenhaal was noticed carrying a shawl that regarded suspiciously like the headband Swift was carrying throughout their relationship. 

Give her again the headband, Jake. 

The headband has grow to be such a thriller that even Dionne Warwick, Aunt of Twitter, advised Gyllenhaal to present it again. You do not mess with Ms. Warwick, Jake. 

Behold, a twist! Instagram account Deuxmoi, a preferred spot for celeb gossip and sightings, shared a message despatched by a follower who claims to have the headband and to wish to get it again to its rightful proprietor. Who is that this particular person? How did she or he come into possession of such a treasured/cursed object? We are going to actually by no means know. 

In some way, Deuxmoi, in all its infinite knowledge and energy, was in a position to join Mysterious Scarf Proprietor (Jake??) with Swift’s individuals, who have been in a position to verify the headband’s identification. How? Once more, that is one thing I can not let you know. The most recent replace from Deuxmoi is that particulars have been handed on and Scarf™ is greater than seemingly on its means house in spite of everything these years. 

Phew. Extra sophisticated than the Ark of the Covenant, I let you know. 

Is she nonetheless hung up on a three-month relationship from 10 years in the past? 

I would like you to say this with me: She is just not hung up a few three-month relationship from 10 years in the past. 

Like I discussed above, this rerelease is solely about gaining the rights to her earlier music (and making candy money alongside the way in which). If this album is about Jake Gyllenhaal (which it’s), Swift went on up to now many a spunk after previous Jakey boy and has been in a — by all accounts — completely happy and secure relationship with British actor Joe Alywn for 5 years now. There are even rumors they’ve gotten married! Which, if true, good for them! 

Joe Alwyn in The Favourite

Joe Alywn in The Favorite (2018).


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On the evening of the discharge of Crimson (Taylor’s Model), Swift went on Late Evening with Seth Meyers and talked about what it was like rerecording songs about such painful and emotional reminiscences. 

“On the time [of the original release in 2012], I used to be actually unhappy … however this time, I’ve bought sun shades on and a mojito. … It is chill this time.” 

When Meyers requested how the topic(s) of those songs would possibly really feel listening in spite of everything these years, Swift answered: “I have never thought of their expertise, to be trustworthy.” 

Case. Closed. 

In the event you nonetheless want convincing, I discovered this TikTok from consumer @whoreceress (nice username) to be such an articulate and clever evaluation of The Discourse™ surrounding this bizarre obsession with Taylor Swift Having Emotions About Failed Relationships: 

@whoreceress#taylorswift♬ unique sound – Baubo

What has the topic of those songs mentioned about all of it? 

Gyllenhaal is famously an extremely personal particular person, so we’re not prone to hear a lot straight from him. He is beforehand been a bit prickly when prodded about this dalliance, asking reporters to not discuss his private life

In relation to Taylor’s Model, Gyllenhaal is outwardly “making an attempt to dam out all of the noise.” A supply advised Elle that “Jake has no real interest in any of it. He does not learn gossip or pay any consideration to that. He is residing his life and centered on himself.” 

On condition that public opinion is positively not in Gyllenhaal’s favor in the mean time, I believe it is best to simply block all of it out. 

What’s one of the best tune on the album? 

Reader, I am so glad you requested. Musically, Crimson is the bridge between Swift’s earlier nation albums and the true pop sounds of her later work. Swift additionally admits there’s “about 15 genres on that album.” It is a true curler coaster of sounds and moods, actually echoing the heartbreak Swift was feeling a decade in the past. 

Taylor’s Model is kind of similar to the unique, however there are some variations in sounds on some songs, particularly in Lady at Residence, which sounds very poppy and synthy now. Taylor’s Model additionally has a bunch of songs from the vault, which I believe are a number of the actual highlights. 

Nothing New (Taylor’s Model) is a very lovely duet with Phoebe Bridgers. Written means again in 2011, Nothing New is Swift’s meditation on getting old in an trade the place girls appear to have a shelf lifetime of 30. Bridgers’ and Swift’s vocals go so completely collectively, and it is a beautiful melody. 

I Guess You Suppose About Me (Taylor’s Model) is one other one from the vault and options nation musician Chris Stapleton. It is a shout-out to Taylor’s nation roots and paints simply as damning an image of Taylor’s ex (it is Jake Gyllenhaal) as All Too Properly. We additionally bought a candy music video to go together with it. 

And naturally, you possibly can’t go previous All Too Properly (10 minute model) (Taylor’s Model). It is 10 minutes lengthy. It is heartbreaking. It bought a complete brief movie, starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien. What extra can I say? 

Which album is subsequent? 

Like Abrar mentioned, her album after Crimson, 1989, is rumored to be the subsequent album to get the Taylor makeover. The Queen of Easter Eggs has already launched Wildest Goals (Taylor’s Model) from 1989 after the unique began going viral on TikTok. She additionally launched this sneaky TikTok which despatched rumor mills spinning uncontrollably:

@taylorswift Burnin’ it down 🔥 #wildestdreamstaylorsversion#slowzoomeffect#swifttok♬ unique sound – Taylor Swift

Ms. Swift, you tease! 

The subsequent album drop could also be sooner than we anticipated, too. An eagle-eyed fan has a concept that Swift goes to drop one other on the twenty sixth of November. 

@champagnefolkie one thing is going on and you may’t persuade me in any other case #redtaylorsversion#ibetyouthinkaboutme#taylorswift#swiftok♬ unique sound – mackie

Contemplating she dropped each Folklore and Evermore without warning final 12 months, I actually do not put something previous her. 



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