In many of Taylor’s songs that were released while she was with Joe, she shared her appreciation for the normalcy of their relationship as she sang about their low-key life together. This included spending time with family and friends away from the glare of the public eye.
But when she released her 10th studio album, Midnights, in October 2022, it appeared as though cracks had started to form. In the songs, Taylor expresses her dissatisfaction with her newfound private life, and vows to “reclaim” the peaks of her past popularity and superstardom.
The breakup announcement came six months later, and while Taylor still hasn’t explicitly addressed the split, she has made her feelings towards Joe incredibly clear in the time since.