Her Music Hits A Little Too Close To Home
Taylor Swift writes about her relationships and experiences, but her past boyfriends have reacted differently to being used in her songs. The singer shares that at least two of them reached out to her.
Taylor Swift's ongoing saga with her exes — including the many, many songs she has written about them — has finally given her some form of closure. Swift told New York Magazine that she heard from one of those exes after he finally listened to her album Red.
"I heard from the guy that most of Red is about," she explained. "He was like, 'I just listened to the album, and that was a really bittersweet experience for me. It was like going through a photo album.' That was nice. Nicer than, like, the ranting, crazy e-mails I got from this one dude. It's a lot more mature way of looking at a love that was wonderful until it was terrible, and both people got hurt from it — but one of those people happened to be a songwriter."
Although Swift never mentions which ex she is talking about, it is likely she is talking about Jake Gyllenhaal. The two dated briefly back in 2010, and let's face it, he is probably the most mature of her exes. The list includes the likes of John Mayer, Taylor Lautner, Conor Kennedy and Harry Styles. It's easy to imagine that any one of the four could be the ex who sent the ranting email.
The 23-year-old isn't shy about sharing how she really feels. She has gained a reputation for writing songs about her exes, and she isn't oblivious to that. But she thinks that at this point, it's the guy's fault if he doesn't know that will happen.
"So what are you going to do? Did you not Wikipedia me before you called me up?" she joked, according to The Huffington Post. "If I go on two dates with a guy and we don't click, I'm not writing a song about that. There's a lot that goes on in daily life that isn't really worth turning into a verse and a chorus."
Taylor Swift has sold tens of millions of albums because people relate to her, and she knows that comes from showing her vulnerable side. She is not about to stop revealing her personal life.
"I think that allowing yourself to feel raw, real emotions in public is something I am never going to be afraid to do. Hopefully that's the case, if I can remain a real human," she explained to The Huffington Post. "I'm fine with being honest with my fans about the fact that it's okay that everything isn't okay all the time. I love my life, I love my career, I love my friends — but things are not okay all the time. So I don't sing about things being okay all the time."
Taylor Swift is currently working on new music, and she promises plenty more boy gossip in that as well.
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