“Back to December” was written solely by Swift. According to the country sensation, “Back to December” is the first time she ever apologizes to someone in a song, something that she never did before. Upon its release as a promotional single, critics speculated that the song is about Taylor Lautner, Swift’s ex-boyfriend, although neither Swift nor Lautner has confirmed nor denied these allegations.
The song’s accompanying music video was directed by Yoann Lemoine, which laments the aftermath of a break-up between Swift and her boyfriend during one snowy morning.
Watch the music video here: