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I sent this voice memo to Ryan Tedder because I always wanted to work with him. And finally, we scheduled some studio time. I always want to be prepared. I wanted to send him the idea I was working on before we went into the studio just in case he wrote back and said, ‘I can’t stand that. I want to work on something else. Think of something else.’ So I just sat down at the piano, put my phone on top of the piano and just kind of explained to him where I wanted to go with the song, how I saw the melody sitting in, and we ended up recording the song the next day and it ended up being on the record, called ‘I Know Places.’ By Taylor Swift talking about writing “I Know Places” with Ryan Tedder (x)