It's hard to believe but it has already been more than a year since Taylor Swift released her latest album Red. A nationwide tour and a few breakups later, the singer is ready to do it all over again.
Swift recently talked about writing for her new album, and admitted she has already been working on it for six months.
The singer has become known as someone who shares all about her relationships, and that became especially apparent in Red. For the 23-year-old, it's about sharing how you feel and learning from it.
"I think the goal for the next album is to continue to change, and never change in the same way twice," Swift told the Associated Press. "How do I write these figurative diary entries in ways that I've never written them before and to a sonic backdrop that I've never explored before?"
Swift's image as the ex-girlfriend who talks about her ex-boyfriend only comes from the fact that she dates famous men. But the singer said her songs only come from how she is feeling, and not how the songs will be portrayed to other audiences, big or small.
"I see myself as kind of this girl who writes songs in her bedroom," she said. "You can kind of dress it up all you want and you can put together an amazing theatrical production, you can become a better performer as time goes by, and you can try to excite people, but I'm always going to be a girl who writes songs in her bedroom in my own personal perception of myself."
That humility may be part of the reason Swift is still loved by so many of her fans. It may also be because she transcends genres. While she hasn't let go of the country sound where she started, she has branched to many different sounds in just the past few years. She said, "I definitely think that with music my favorite thing about Nashville is that it's a music hub that accepts and allows all genres to be present, and I think there's been a kind of fusing of genres lately that for me makes me really happy and excited."
Taylor Swift is up for six CMA Awards, which will air on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
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