“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for her fourth studio album, Red (2012). It was written by Swift with the song’s producers Max Martin and Shellback. The song was released as the lead single from Red on August 13, 2012, by Big Machine Records. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is a bubblegum pop song. Its lyrics depict Swift’s frustrations at an ex-lover who wants to re-kindle their relationship. Rolling Stone named the song the second best song of 2012 while it took the fourth spot in Time’s end-of-year poll. It has received a Grammy Award nomination for Record of the Year. It also received a People’s Choice Awards nomination for Favorite Song of the Year.