If you’ve had Taylor Swift‘s “Out of the Woods” on repeat since 1989 came out over a year ago, you‘re not alone. This is one of my favorite songs off the album, and I fell in love with it all over again after seeing the music video directed by Joseph Kahn, the man behind some of the most memorable videos of our generation.
But hearing Taylor play this song on the piano stripped it to nothing but her voice, the lyrics, and a soothing melody. There’s something about a piano ballad. No background noise, no production. I honestly just watch and listen to this in complete awe of Taylor (and I kick myself for not taking piano lessons more seriously—you were right, Dad). It is SO powerful. Take a listen for yourself. .. I die at 3:42.