Everything Has Changed

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"Everything Has Changed"
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Single by Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran
from the album Red
Released
  • July 16, 2013 (2013-07-16) (original)[1]
  • November 12, 2021 (2021-11-12) (Taylor's Version)
StudioRuby Red Productions (Santa Monica, California)
GenreFolk-pop
Length4:04
LabelBig Machine (original)
Songwriter(s)
  • Taylor Swift
  • Ed Sheeran
Producer(s)Butch Walker
Taylor Swift singles chronology
"Red"
(2013)
"Everything Has Changed"
(2013)
"The Last Time"
(2013)
Ed Sheeran singles chronology
"Give Me Love"
(2012)
"Everything Has Changed"
(2013)
"Old School Love"
(2013)
Music video
"Everything Has Changed" on YouTube
"Everything Has Changed (Taylor's Version)" (lyric video) on YouTube

"Everything Has Changed" is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift featuring English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, taken from Swift's fourth studio album, Red (2012). The song was written by the artists and produced by Butch Walker, the track was released as the sixth single from the album on July 16, 2013. "Everything Has Changed" is a guitar ballad combining folk and pop genres about "wanting to get to know a new lover better".[2]

The single gained mixed reviews from music critics, who were ambivalent towards its composition. "Everything Has Changed" peaked at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States while reaching the top ten in other countries, including Belgium, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. A music video for "Everything Has Changed" was released on Swift's Vevo channel on June 6, 2013. Swift performed "Everything Has Changed" with Sheeran on Britain's Got Talent on June 8, 2013. Swift also performed the track on her Red Tour (2013). A re-recorded version, "Everything Has Changed (Taylor's Version)", was included on Swift's re-recorded album Red (Taylor's Version), released on November 12, 2021.

Background and composition[edit]

It was reported that English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran would appear as a guest artist on American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift's then-upcoming album Red. On October 18, 2012, "Everything Has Changed" by Swift featuring Sheeran was leaked online.[3] The song was written by Swift and Sheeran in Swift's backyard.[3] "Everything Has Changed" is a guitar ballad,[2] blending folk-pop genres.[4] Written in the key of G-flat major, it has a moderate tempo of 84 beats per minute.[5] The duo's vocal range spans from G♭3 to D♭5.[5] Lyrically, the track talks about "wanting to get to know a new lover better".[2] Swift further explained the song's theme, "Everything looks different to you because of this one person, because one new person came into your life. It’s really cool".[3]

Swift re-recorded "Everything Has Changed", subtitled "(Taylor's Version)", with Sheeran for her second re-recorded album, Red (Taylor's Version), released on November 12, 2021, through Republic Records.[6]

Reception[edit]

"Everything Has Changed" received generally lukewarm reviews from music critics. A writer from Billboard gave the song a mixed review, criticizing its composition yet complimenting Sheeran's appearance.[7] Robert Cospey of Digital Spy gave the song a three stars out of five rating, praising the song's musical style as "cutesy" but felt that "their exchanges leave us with a warm and fuzzy feeling that is all too rare these days".[4] Sian Rowe, a writer from NME provided "Everything Has Changed" a negative review, writing that the track is "disappointing in every way".[2]

In the United States, "Everything Has Changed" peaked at number 32 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart; it eventually charted at number eight on the Adult Pop Songs, number 11 on the Adult Contemporary and number 14 on the Mainstream Top 40. It has sold 1.1 million copies in the United States as of November 2017.[8] On the Canadian Hot 100, the single peaked at number 28. "Everything Has Changed" was more commercially successful in several European territories, peaking at number five in Ireland,[9] number seven [10] in Sheeran's native United Kingdom,[11] and number eight in Belgium (Flanders region).[12] It was certified gold by the Recorded Music NZ,[13] and Recording Industry Association of America,[14] and double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association.[15]

Accolades[edit]

Year Organization Award/work Result Ref
2014 BMI London Awards Award Winning Songs Won [16]
Much Music Video Awards International Video of the Year Nominated [17]
Radio Disney Music Awards Best Musical Collaboration Won [18]
2015 BMI Awards Award-Winning Songs Won [19]
Publisher of the Year Won

Music video[edit]

A music video for "Everything Has Changed" was released on Swift's VEVO channel on YouTube on June 6, 2013.[20] It was directed by Philip Andelman and filmed in Oak Park, California at Medea Creek Middle School and San Antonio, Texas. The video begins with two children who initially appear to be Swift and Sheeran when they were much younger, meeting each other on a bus to elementary school.[21] Young Swift is played by Ava Ames.[22] Young Sheeran is played by Jack Lewis.[23] Throughout the video, the two children have their "youthful play", including painting their faces with crayons, pretending to be a princess and knight, and dancing with each other in the empty school gym.[24] At the end, Swift and Sheeran appear and are revealed to actually be the parents of their child counterparts, arriving at the school to pick them up and take them back to their respective homes.[24] Jason Lipshutz from Billboard labelled the video as "impossibly adorable",[25] while Ray Rahman from Entertainment Weekly compared the video's synopsis to Forrest Gump, but "much more gentle than that".[21] As of January 2020, the video has more than 329 million views on YouTube.[26] The music video of "The Joker and the Queen" (2022), another Sheeran-Swift collaboration, is the sequel to the "Everything Has Changed" video.[27][28]

Live performances[edit]

On June 8, 2013, Swift and Sheeran performed "Everything Has Changed" together on season finale of the seventh series of Britain's Got Talent.[29] Swift also sang the song on her Red Tour (2013).[30]

Personnel[edit]

"Everything Has Changed" (2012)[31]

"Everything Has Changed (Taylor's Version)" (2021)[32]

  • Taylor Swift – lead vocals, background vocals, songwriter
  • Ed Sheeran – lead vocals, background vocals, songwriter, acoustic guitar
  • Butch Walker – producer, engineer, bass, drums, guitar, keyboard, percussion, background vocals
  • Christopher Rowe – vocals engineer
  • Robert Sellens – vocals engineer
  • Bryce Bordone – engineer
  • Serban Ghenea – mixer
  • Gary Lightbody – background vocals

Charts[edit]

"Everything Has Changed"[edit]

"Everything Has Changed (Taylor's Version)"[edit]

Chart performance for "Everything Has Changed (Taylor's Version)"
Chart (2021) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[34] 51
Global 200 (Billboard)[48] 59
Singapore (RIAS)[49] 24
UK Streaming (OCC)[50] 83
US Billboard Hot 100[40] 63

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[15] Platinum 70,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[13] Gold 7,500*
United Kingdom (BPI)[51] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[14] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history[edit]

Release dates and formats for "Everything Has Changed"
Region Date Format Version Label Ref.
United States July 16, 2013 Contemporary hit radio Original [1]
July 23, 2013 Digital download Remix Big Machine [52]
United Kingdom July 30, 2013 [53]

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