While everyone is speculating that Taylor Swift’s second single Out of the Woods from her forthcoming album 1989 is all about her romance with One Direction’s Harry Styles, the co-writer/co-producer of the song Jack Antonoff (of the Bleachers) says they were inspired by John Hughes movies from the 1980s. Hughes wrote and directed movies about teenagers in love, out of love, and looking for love in The Breakfast Club, Some Kind of Wonderful, Sixteen Candles, and Pretty in Pink.
Swift isn’t curbing Styles speculation when she says the song is “about the fragility and breakable nature of some relationships” and that the song “sounds exactly like that frantic feeling of anxiety and questioning.” Antonoff concurs that there is a frantic feeling in the song. “It doesn’t really let up.” Antonoff must be relieved to be able to speak about the song now. He told Rolling Stone that just being a part of Team Swift can be “terrifying.” Antonoff, who’s the boyfriend of Girls star Lena Dunham (a friend of Swift’s), said: “Just having her [Swift’s] songs on my hard drive makes me feel like I have Russian secrets or something.” The album 1989 will be released October 27.