If Red is your favorite Taylor Swift album, then you are really going to love this news! A song Swift wrote for Red is being released on April 20 before the release of the new Sugarland album. Swift is featured on the song as well!
Not only is it the only feature on their Bigger album, but it’s also the only song the duo didn’t write together! It’s their first album in 8 years!
The song is called “Babe” and was written by Swift and Train‘s Pat Monahan back in 2012. The song ultimately didn’t make it onto the album or the deluxe version. Pat told ABC News back in 2013:
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“It’s a song called ‘Babe’ so it’s her song; I was just lucky enough to be a part of it with her, and I’m gonna ask the same of her in the future. She’s very talented, she’s a no-nonsense young kid. Y’know, she’s, like, a serious thing. I’m not going through different relationships and breakups and all the stuff that young people do, so her perspective is very fresh. And I think that that’s what I admire the most [about her].”
Red is definitely one of the most emotional albums Swift has written that includes ballad and fan favorite “All Too Well.” It will be interesting to see if Babe is a song in the “breakup” stage or the “in love” stage. Since most of Red was about Swift’s past relationships, it’s possible it could be a happier song that just didn’t fit the album. Or maybe, it’s another emotional ballad that would have just made the album seem too sad. Either way, we can’t wait to hear it, it’s bound to be a single, and maybe Swift will invite Sugarland out on tour so they can all perform it together!
Pat also joined Swift on her Red Tour and they performed his song “Drive By”