Taylor Swift Didn’t Feel Like Love Was ‘Everything’ to Her While Writing ‘1989’
The 24-year-old singer is on the cover of November’s Fashion magazine, and inside Taylor talks about everything from poetic justice, to what’s important to her. Taylor even reveals that while she was writing her latest album, she didn’t feel like love was “everything” to her! So, what’s most important to Taylor right now? Read on to find out!
As Taylor gets older, her music grows and evolves with her. She now cares about different things, and some topics are more important to her than others. She revealed to the magazine, “[When writing new record 1989,] I was in a place where I felt like love isn’t everything to me. Like living my life, having fun, having the best friends I could possibly have and being the best friend I could possibly be: that’s what’s important to me.”
Taylor also talked about the idea of poetic justice, writing a song to get past an emotional experience. She told the magazine, “I feel like writing a song is sort of the last piece of the puzzle of solving whatever mystery I’m trying to solve emotionally. Things that kind of torture and haunt me a little bit are usually put to rest when I figure out a way to say it in a song. There’s a strange, eerie form of justice that happens when someone treats you terribly, you write a song about it, and that song ends up playing all over the world. You know at some point they’ve heard it in the grocery store, and they can’t escape.”
The singer also discussed the idea of being open to pain and being vulnerable. She explained, “As a songwriter you have to open yourself up over and over again to pain and rejection – and doing that at the stage my career is in, the stakes are pretty high. So if you get your heart broken, you get your heart broken on the cover of magazines that are all over the world. But I think that it’s important to continue to live your life, and not be guarded or standoffish or keep people at a distance.”
Right now, Taylor’s focusing on her best friends and keeping those relationships strong. She told Fashion, “When I was in my late teens and early twenties, I was just fascinated by romance. I think now the most important thing to me is the opinions of the sisterhood of friends that I have now … I think that my girlfriends have been what has shaped me more in the past year and a half than any other factor.”
Taylor even revealed, “I’ve never had more friends who I trust and can rely on, but there’s always a bit of your self-perception that’s frozen in junior high, when you trained yourself to not feel cool. You’ll never really feel like you’re part of the ‘in’ crowd, but growing up means that matters to you less and less every day.” That’s so true!
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Plus, check out more of Taylor in Fashion magazine HERE! Or, pick up a copy when it hits newsstands on Oct. 13!