Taylor Swift was the musical guest on last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live. She performed the recently unveiled 10-minute version of ‘All Too Well’ while its accompanying short film played behind her on a screen. Watch it below.
In a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Swift explained that she wrote the 10-minute version of ‘All Too Well’ during rehearsals for her Speak Now tour. “I showed up for rehearsals, and I was really upset and sad, and everybody could tell,” she said. “It was really not fun to be around me that day. And so I started playing guitar and just kind of playing the same four chords over and over again, and the band sort of joined in, and I started ad-libbing what I was going through and what I was feeling, and it went on. The song kept building and building and building in intensity, and the song just went on for about, you know, 10 to 15 minutes of us doing this.”
‘All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)’ appears on the re-recorded version of Swift’s 2012 album Red. It features “all 30 songs that were meant to go” on the album as well as collaborations with Phoebe Bridgers, Chris Stapleton, Ed Sheeran, and more.