Taylor Swift’s latest single, “Sparks Fly,” is an ‘oldie’ of sorts. Taylor wrote the song a few years ago but was so inspired by fan enthusiasm and passion for the song that she re-worked it to include it on her Speak Now album.
“’Sparks Fly’ is a song that I wrote a few years ago and played in concert,” Taylor said. “When we did the 13-hour meet and greet at CMA Fest, that was a comment that I kept getting over and over again, ‘so, what about “Sparks Fly,” is it gonna be on the next record? What’s going on with it?”
Taylor addressed her fans directly, thanking them for loving the song. “And I really appreciate it when you guys pay such close attention,” she said. “I mean, I played that song at maybe one or two shows and you guys just jumped on it and really made it something that I had to put on the album because you guys really showed interest in it. And that’s one of my favorite things about y’all is that you really tell me what you like and what you’re thinking and what you’re feeling.”
“Sparks Fly” is the opening song on Taylor’s Speak Now World Tour, which stops in Los Angeles this week for a four night stand of sold out shows at the Staples Center.