Some Fans Think Taylor Swift’s New Song “When Emma Falls in Love” Is About Emma Stone
Taylor Swift is never afraid to write songs about people she knows (including exes, nemeses, and friends), and fans are wondering if they’re about to get another one. On June 5, Swift, 33, revealed the track list for her upcoming album “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version),” and it includes six previously unreleased tracks she wrote during the original “Speak Now” era that she calls “vault” songs. The songs include one called “When Emma Falls in Love,” which has a lot of fans wondering if the track could be about actor (and Swift’s friend) Emma Stone.
Stone, 34, attended Swift’s Eras tour back in March, and when she talked to Vanity Fair about it in an article published June 5, she revealed some details about their long-lasting friendship. “I’ve known her since we were 17 and 18, so she hooked me up, which was very nice ’cause I know those tickets are impossible to get,” she said. That means, according to Stone, they met around 2006, about two years before Swift started working on the songs for “Speak Now” in 2008 and 2009.
And from 2009 onward, Swift and Stone were often photographed together. Swift attended the 2010 premiere of “Easy A” with Stone, and they were photographed hanging out at the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscars party. Stone even presented Swift with a Teen Choice Award in 2011.
During the era Swift was writing “Speak Now,” Stone dated singer Teddy Geiger and actor Kieran Culkin, per People, and she and her now ex-boyfriend Andrew Garfield began filming “Amazing Spider-Man” in 2010. It’s possible any of those relationships could have inspired Swift back in the day. Fans know that the singer has written songs about other people’s relationships before; perhaps most notable is her “1989” track “You Are in Love,” which Swift admitted she wrote about Jack Antonoff’s relationship with then-girlfriend Lena Dunham.
Is Taylor Swift’s “When Emma Falls in Love” About Emma Stone?
Ultimately, we will have no idea if the song is about Stone until it’s actually released this July. She’s certainly not the only possible Emma who could have inspired Swift, however. Rumors are also circulating online that the titular Emma is actually the hero from Jane Austen’s “Emma,” which is possible. Plus, Swift has a few songs that feature names that don’t actually reference any real person. Fans will have to wait for July 7 to find out the truth.