Who is Maroon About?

November 13, 2023
David Sunnyside

Taylor Swift is known for her love of colors and often mentions them in her music. Her song Maroon is no exception, describing a relationship that felt like the color of that hue. However, despite the lyrics of this song being very poetic and descriptive, Swift has never revealed who she is talking about.

Some fans believe that the song is about her former lover Jake Gyllenhaal. Others think that it might be about Tom Hiddleston or another actor she dated in the past. The reason behind these theories is that the line “The one I danced with in New York, no shoes” hints to Gyllenhaal. However, there is no proof that this is the case. Furthermore, the other options are also possible.

Moreover, the color red has been associated with this relationship by some fans, as is the word fire. This is likely because of the song’s lyrics, which say “Maroon is what burning red turns to / When it gets trampled on by a crowd.” This reflects her feelings about her former lover.

The song was released on her 2022 album Midnights, produced by Jack Antonoff. It was Taylor’s most popular single on Spotify to date with more than 14 million streams in its first day of release. Upon its release, critics and fans have praised the track for its poetic and descriptive lyrics. It was also the third biggest debut on the Billboard Hot 100 and the second most played song on Spotify.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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