“When I meet my fans it’s not like meeting a stranger. It’s sort of like saying hello to someone that I already know is on the same page with me, and I just feel so thankful to have that understanding between us because I have so much fun with them.”
It feels like the perfect night…
Taylor Swift leaving the gym in NYC - July 16th
That July 9th the beat of your heart
I have a lot of things to draw from emotionally at the moment. But I have to draw from them with a different perspective than on Red. I can’t say the same things over and over, you know? I mean, I think it’s just all the more important that I don’t ever allow myself to coast. At the same time, there’s a mistake that I see artists make when they’re on their fourth or fifth record, and they think innovation is more important than solid songwriting. The most terrible letdown as a listener for me is when I’m listening to a song and I see what they were trying to do. Like, where there’s a dance break that doesn’t make any sense, there’s a rap that shouldn’t be there, there’s like a beat change that’s, like, the coolest, hippest thing this six months—but it has nothing to do with the feeling, it has nothing to do with the emotion, it has nothing to do with the lyric. I never want to put things in songs just because that might make them popular, like, on the more rhythmic stations or in dance clubs. I really don’t want a compilation of sounds. I just need them to be songs.
“The world doesn’t owe you anything. You have to work for everything you get and you have to appreciate every bit of success the world gives you.”
Finding Taylor - out 2017