How are you feeling today? Are you feeling 22? Good! You should be. Pop-country sweetheart/butt of everyone’s jokes because the world is a cruel and terrible place Taylor Swift is planning to release the instant smash “22″ as the next single from her bajillion-times-platinum album Red, which is great because it’s an amazing pop song and that’s really all there is to it.
One of the strongest cuts from Red, the track — co-penned and produced by Max Martin and Shellback — always sounded like a massive single just waiting to happen; when it first leaked, we wrote that the song was “the perfect ode to Thought Catalog twentysomething angst.” Given the shape of the last several months for Swift, it’s probably exactly the right time for a song like this. Ryan Seacrest reports that the song will be officially released on April 1.
I’ve added the HQ single cover to the gallery.