Taylor Lautner, known for his role in the Twilight series, shared his feelings of security while expressing prayers for John ahead of Taylor Swift’s upcoming re-release of her album Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).
During his appearance on the Today show alongside his wife, also named Taylor, to promote their podcast The Squeeze, Lautner was asked about Swift’s forthcoming re-recorded album, set to be released on July 7.
The track “Back to December” from Speak Now is said to revolve around the conclusion of Swift and Lautner’s brief relationship.
With confidence, Lautner remarked, “I believe it’s an exceptional album. Yes, I feel secure.” He then added, “Praying for John.”
It is presumed that the Twilight actor was referring to John Mayer, who reportedly served as the inspiration behind the nearly seven-minute track “Dear John” on Speak Now.
This melancholic piece incorporates poignant lyrics such as, “I see it all now that you’re gone / Don’t you think I was too young to be messed with? / The girl in the dress wrote you a song / You should’ve known, you should’ve known.”
In contrast, “Back to December” takes a gentler tone as Swift takes responsibility for the relationship’s demise and expresses a desire for a second chance, singing, “But this is me swallowin’ my pride / Standin’ in front of you sayin’ I’m sorry for that night / And I go back to December.”
While Lautner may not have much to worry about, his lighthearted concerns for Mayer hold some validity.
When Swift re-recorded her album Red, she notably included an extended 10-minute version of the breakup anthem “All Too well” widely speculated to be about her relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal.
Fans took to social media to humorously suggest that Gyllenhaal should be wary of what would be revealed on the re-release when Swift announced the inclusion of the extended song.
Swift has yet to disclose the new tracks that will be featured on Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).
However, the album’s product pages on her website indicate that there will be six intriguing additions to anticipate.