Taylor Swift Reinvents Herself


Taylor Swift is still on her RED tour, but she’s already preparing for when she records her fifth album.

The singer told Billboard:

“I’m really loving collaboration right now. I see it as a bit of an apprenticeship. I want to be around people who love writing songs and have done it for years.

 Every time I’m in a studio I’m learning, like how to build a drum track, and getting a new perspective on things. It’s so thrilling to keep learning on your fifth album.

 As soon as [an album] comes out, I’m figuring out what the next one will be. It’s gotten to the point where each one is a reinvention, which is what I like best. I like it when it sounds new and people don’t know where you’re going to go next.”

She’s taken this reinvention one step further, by dumping a year’s worth of songs, according to the Irish Daily Star:

“I basically like to write for about two years before I finish with an album.

 I know whatever I write about at this point is going to get thrown away.

 I’m probably going to like it but it’s going to sound a little too much like the last project I had.

 It’s only by the second year in that it ends up sounding like the next project.”

Watch Taylor sing ‘Next To Me’ with Emeli Sande, recorded in London on 10 February. Video thanks to Planet Music Reviews.

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