Snow On The Beach
by Taylor Swift (featuring Lana Del Rey)

Album: Midnights (2022)
Charted: 4 4
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  • Here, Taylor Swift teams up with Lana Del Rey to sing about two people falling in love. They compare the burgeoning romance to snow on the beach: a dreamlike and beautiful pairing.

    "'Snow On The Beach' is about falling in love with someone at the same time as they're falling in love with you," Swift explained in a video on social media. "Sort of in this cataclysmic, fated moment where you realize someone feels exactly the same way that you feel at the same moment."

    "And you're kind of looking around going, 'Wait, is this real? Is this a dream? Is this really happening?'" she continued. "Kind of like it would be if you were to see snow falling on a beach."
  • Swift and Del Rey nod to Janet Jackson's 2001 song "All For You."

    I don't even dare to wish it
    But your eyes are flying saucers from another planet
    Now I'm all for you like Janet


    Jackson shared a video of herself listening to "Snow On The Beach." She smiles when Swift and Del Rey sing "Now I'm all for you like Janet."

    Swift replied saying she feels like she's "dreaming."
  • Swift and Del Rey wrote "Snow On The Beach" with Jack Antonoff. A longtime Swift collaborator, Antonoff also co-produced Lana Del Rey's Norman F---ing Rockwell! and Chemtrails Over The Country Club albums.
  • Antonoff's production doubles down on the song's magical romantic imagery by adding Christmassy sleigh bells and pizzicato violin.
  • Dylan O'Brien plays drums on the song. The Maze Runner actor became close friends with Swift and Antonoff after the pop star cast him alongside Sadie Sink in her All Too Well short film in 2021.

    One day, O'Brien was drinking wine and listening to music with Swift and Antonoff at Antonoff's home studio. "He was just trying out the drum kit there," Swift recalled on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. "He wasn't serious, but as I said, we were drinking wine and so, we were just sort of like, 'Oh, we haven't recorded the drums for this one yet, see if you wanna.' And he just played the drums on the song. Sometimes it just happens like that."

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