Taylor Swift is gushing about her one and only confirmed collaborator on her upcoming Midnights album. In a video shared to Instagram, Swift described the inspiration for her collaboration with Lana Del Rey on “Snow on the Beach.”
The singer-songwriter captioned the post: “A little bit about ‘Snow On The Beach’ featuring Lana Del Rey. ps new special edition vinyls with hand signed photos in them are on my site NOW!”
“‘Snow on the Beach’ featuring Lana Del Rey is track four on Midnights and I cannot get through that sentence without grinning because I am such a massive fan of Lana Del Rey,” said Swift in a fall-striped sweater dress.
The singer described the song as being about “falling in love with someone at the same time as they’re falling in love with you, sort of in this sort of cataclysmic, fated moment where you realize someone feels exactly the same way that you feel… at the same moment.” She described that moment as feeling like, “’Wait, is this real? Is this a dream? Is this real? Is this happening? Is this really happening?’ Kind of like it would be if you were to see snow falling on a beach.”
Though she said she would reveal more about working with Lana Del Rey in the future, Taylor did say that Lana is “one of the best musical artists ever. The fact that I get to exist at the same time as her is an honor and a privilege.” In fact, Taylor said she is “grateful for life” for the chance to work with Lana on the track.
It’s not the first time Swift has had high such high praise for the “Young and Beautiful” singer. During her speech at the Billboard Women In Music 2019 event, Swift described Lana as “one of my favorite artists of this decade” and “in my opinion the most influential artist in pop.”
Taylor Swift’s 10th studio album Midnights is due out on Friday, October 21.