Taylor Swift’s ‘Mine’ Leak Made Her Cry: The MTV News Quote Of The Day

“[My manager] said, ‘I don’t want you to panic.’ And I said, ‘The song leaked, didn’t it?’ I turned on my phone and there were texts saying, ‘Congratulations.’ A leak is so out of my comfort zone, but it ended up good in the end. It made me so emotional that I started crying.”

-Pop starlet and country music icon Taylor Swift, talking about the way she felt when she found out that her new single “Mine” had managed to sneak out prematurely. The song will appear on her upcoming album Speak Now, which is something of a concept album in that each track represents a confession to or a confrontation with a particular person from Swift’s life. For example, “Mine” is about a boy from her past. “I was reflecting back on a boy I liked at a certain time,” she told Rolling Stone magazine about the story behind the song. “The song is about what it would be like if I actually let my guard down.”

Though the leak of “Mine” shocked her, it seems to have worked out well for Swift. Though it was rushed to radio and iTunes at the last minute, it still impacted the Billboard Hot 100 immediately, debuting in third place in its first week (it currently sits at number eight). Speak Now, Swift’s third album and her follow-up to her gazillion-selling Fearless, will hit stores on October 25. Swift will go on her normal whirlwind tour of performance and promotion, but she has no problem with that lifestyle at all. “I’m obsessed with being busy. It’s hectic and nonstop,” she said. “But I’m so ready.”