‘This album is interesting because each song stands on its own. It’s this patch work quilt of different sounds and different emotions, and I don’t think anything on the record sounds like ‘Never Ever,’ and I’m really happy about that because each song is its own approach to what that particular emotion sounds like, and it’s a really, really different record from anything else I’ve ever done before.’
On ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ produced by Martin and Shellback: ‘I brought in this chorus to Max Martin and Shellback and just kind of played it for them, and it was just piano/ vocal, and I was like, ‘At the end of the chorus, I want it to just explode,’ and it ended up having a little bit of a flare to it that is reminiscent of dubstep. It’s very subtle, but I’m really excited because it actually sounds like the intensity of that emotion that I wrote about.
Fans are all telling me their favorites. It’s so much fun, because their favorites determine my set list for my shows on tour next year. It determines a lot, so I’m just loving seeing the iTunes [songs] chart and getting to see which ones are floating to the top, and I will sit there and go, ‘I didn’t expect that. That’s a really personal, emotional song. I didn’t expect that to be right there at the top of the iTunes chart.”
Photo Credit: Brantley Gutierrez. Taylor Swift will sit down for a live Q&A session with an audience of SiriusXM listeners at the SiriusXM studios in New York City, as part of its ‘Town Hall’ series to air live on The Highway, channel 59, Monday, October 22 at 2 PM ET. Interviews under! Tay pictured @ Letterman!