Taylor Swift Rush Releases "Mine" to Radio After Internet Leak, "Speak Now" Album in October
NEW YORK (CBS) Young country sensation Taylor Swift is "swiftly" gearing up for the release of her next album and single following an Internet leak that went viral.
The 20-year-old singer's upcoming album is called "Speak Now" and its lead track "Mine" has already been released on iTunes and country radio due to overwhelming fan demand.
An unauthorized, low-quality mp3 file of the single surfaced on Aug. 4 prompting Swift's record label to quickly do a rush release. As the low-quality file started to go viral, the decision was made to rush release "Mine" to country radio.
Within the first couple of hours of its release, "Mine" had already jumped into the Top 40 on Billboard's Top Country Songs Chart.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Swift said the song is about "my tendency to run from love...Every really direct example of love that I've had in front of me has ended in goodbye and has ended in breakups and things like that. So I think I've developed this pattern of sort of running away when it comes time to fall in love. This song is sort of about finding the exception to that."
"Speak Now" is Swift's third album, with 14 tracks all written by the country singer herself and co-produced by longtime collaborator Nathan Chapman, who co-produced all of Swift's studio albums, including the 2008 release "Fearless" and her eponymous debut in 2006. The album is slated for an Oct. 25 release date.
"Mine" is available on iTunes through Swift's official website.
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