Taylor Swift wrote 1989 hit Clean in London after visit to luxury department store

The pop star has previously shared how the idea for her 1989 song Clean came to her while she was in the capital.
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Taylor Swift's rerecording of her fifth studio album, 1989, is finally here, and as fans listen to the string of familiar tracks once again, here’s how Clean has links to London.

The hitmaker proved her tunes never go out of Style today (October 27) as she rereleased her 2014 album, 1989, almost a decade on. As well as featuring re-recordings of past faves the record also welcomed five new tunes.

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London fans may be surprised to learn that one of the initial 1989 tracks Clean was actually written while Swift was in the capital. She previously opened up about the story behind the song during an interview with Elle in 2015. 

While chatting to the magazine, the singer said she felt inspired by the tune after visiting the luxury department store Liberty.

She explained: "Clean, I wrote as I was walking out of Liberty in London. Someone I used to date—it hit me that I'd been in the same city as him for two weeks, and I hadn't thought about it. When it did hit me, it was like, Oh, I hope he's doing well. And nothing else."

As fans will know, Swift has since lived in London for a time having shared her affection for the city in her Lover track, London Boy, in which she names many of her favoured spots in the capital.

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