Taylor Swift’s Pink (Taylor’s Model): Jake Gyllenhaal, the headscarf, theories defined

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

This girl doesn’t miss.

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Until you have been in a coma or occur to be dwelling beneath an enormous rock, you understand Taylor Swift rereleased her 2012 album Pink final week. This time, it is known as Pink (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 Pink is basically concerning the singer-songwriter’s relationship with actor Jake Gyllenhaal. The pair dated briefly from October 2010 to round January 2011, and two years later, Swift launched Pink, 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, but it surely’s additionally a reasonably large deal. Pink (Taylor’s Model) broke the Spotify report for essentially the most streamed album by a feminine artist and essentially the most streamed feminine artist in a single day. In keeping with Enterprise Insider, her music was streamed on Spotify 122.9 MILLION TIMES on Friday alone. Which suggests 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 girl, and regardless of being proper in the course of Ms. Swift’s target market, I am nonetheless catching up. Because of a poisonous mixture of delicate internalized misogyny and an all-encompassing love of The Kooks’ lead singer, Luke Pritchard, as a teen, 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 capable of absolutely embrace the haunting lyrics and true bops by blondie. 

So I’ve completed 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 for the reason that launch of Pink (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, but it surely was value it

As a result of we have got Thanksgiving and the end-of-year holidays arising, I assume you may come into contact with youthful members of the family, some possibly even of the younger girl persuasion. As a substitute of speaking about college (nobody needs to speak about college), wow the Swiftie in your life along with your huge information of the Swiftverse. You’ll be able to thank me later, money most popular. 

Let’s dig in.

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

I will defer to my great 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 report firm that indicators the musician owns the grasp, which is the unique recording of the songs. This occurred to Swift, who signed with Large Machine Label Group, headed by Scott Borchetta. 

In 2018, Swift signed with Common Music Group’s Republic Data and on this deal was capable of personal her music. Nevertheless, all her music recorded previous to 2018 was nonetheless owned by Large Machine Label Group. 

Oh no! No stress: Taylor Swift, large music business powerhouse, can merely purchase the rights to her music, proper? Unsuitable! 

In 2019, Scooter Braun purchased Large 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 capable of purchase again her backlog, so as an alternative she discovered a sneaky workaround: She’d merely rerecord her early music — doing it the best way she needed to — and personal the rereleases. 

What’s this nonsense a few scarf? 

In standout observe All Too Properly, which could be very a lot considered 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 headscarf. Including extra gas to the hearth, Gyllenhaal was noticed sporting a shawl that seemed suspiciously like the headscarf Swift was sporting throughout their relationship. 

Give her again the headscarf, Jake. 

The headscarf has turn out to be such a thriller that even Dionne Warwick, Aunt of Twitter, advised Gyllenhaal to offer it again. You do not mess with Ms. Warwick, Jake. 

Behold, a twist! Instagram account Deuxmoi, a well-liked spot for celeb gossip and sightings, shared a message despatched by a follower who claims to have the headscarf and to need 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. 

Someway, Deuxmoi, in all its infinite knowledge and energy, was capable of join Mysterious Scarf Proprietor (Jake??) with Swift’s individuals, who have been capable of verify the headscarf’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 probably on its manner dwelling in any case these years. 

Phew. Extra difficult 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 will not be hung up a few three-month relationship from 10 years in the past. 

Like I discussed above, this rerelease is only about gaining the rights to her earlier music (and making candy money alongside the best way). If this album is about Jake Gyllenhaal (which it’s), Swift went on thus far many a spunk after outdated Jakey boy and has been in a — by all accounts — blissful 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 Pink (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 recollections. 

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

When Meyers requested how the topic(s) of those songs may really feel listening in any case these years, Swift answered: “I have never thought of their expertise, to be sincere.” 

Case. Closed. 

In the event you nonetheless want convincing, I discovered this TikTok from person @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 non-public particular person, so we’re not more likely 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 terms of 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 dwelling his life and targeted on himself.” 

On condition that public opinion is undoubtedly not in Gyllenhaal’s favor for the time being, I feel it is best to simply block all of it out. 

What’s the perfect tune on the album? 

Reader, I am so glad you requested. Musically, Pink 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 an identical to the unique, however there are some variations in sounds on some songs, particularly in Lady at Dwelling, which sounds very poppy and synthy now. Taylor’s Model additionally has a bunch of songs from the vault, which I feel are a few of the actual highlights. 

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

I Guess You Assume 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 obtained a candy music video to associate with it. 

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

Which album is subsequent? 

Like Abrar mentioned, Swift’s album after Pink, 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 idea that Swift goes to drop one other on the twenty sixth of November. 

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

Contemplating she dropped each Folklore and Evermore unexpectedly final yr, I actually do not put something previous her. 

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