Taylor Swift performing with Patrick Stump. Taylor told LOOK: ‘I’m sure at some point in my career I’ll branch out and do albums that relate to other peoples’ stories or have a different overall theme, but I’ll always write from the heart and I’ll continue to write about love, because romance is something we are all looking for.’
She leeps a notebook by her bed to write down any flashes of inspiration: ‘It’s when a lot of the good ideas come. When I’m travelling on a plane or in a car, I’ll start thinking, too. I think of things in the form of lyrics.’
Taylor told Rolling Stone: ‘The floodgates just opened the last couple weeks. I’m getting to that point where I’m irritating to be around because I’ll be with you for half the conversation and then the second half of the conversation I’m clearly editing the second verse of whatever I’m writing in my head.
I really loved collaborating. You work with a lot of different people and you find the people you have this dream connection with in the studio. I know those people and I know the ones I want to go back to. But I also have a really long list of the people I admire and I would really love to go and contact. So that’s kind of where that is.
I think that the idea of having a different approach to every single one of my albums is so exciting to me. I never want to make the same record twice. Why do it? What’s the point? It’s so overwhelming that when you’re starting a project there are such endless possibilities if you’re willing to evolve and experiment.
If you’re willing to become a different version of yourself, you can really go anywhere with it. And that’s kind of where I am. The kind of the laboratory experimental stage of really catching onto a new thing that I’m liking.’ And what is that ‘new thing’? ‘I can’t tell you,’ she says with a smile.