Taylor Swift Opens Up on Twitter, Being Single, & Pop in 'Wonderland'
Here’s what the 24-year-old singer had to share with the mag:
On Twitter’s ‘dark underbelly’: “Twitter’s dark underbelly is that it gives people a veil of anonymity: they can have a terrible day at work, feel awful about themselves, come home and get drunk and go call someone ugly on Instagram. If people don’t have anyone to talk to about [their problems], they go online and just say wicked, gross, cruel mean-spirited things about people. I wrote ‘Shake It Off’ for my own situation, but also for the situation that everyone finds themselves in now. It’s not a celebrity issue, it’s a people issue.”
On being single: “I’ve been with myself for so long now, I like it. I’m not willing to give up that independence for anyone. Basically, there’s the tiniest, tiniest, tiniest chance you might find someone you can have a real and long-lasting relationship with. In my teenage years, I was enamoured by the idea of romance because I thought it was going to be this ‘happily ever after’ situation.”
On going Pop for fifth studio album, 1989: “This was sort of the final phase of the sonic evolution I feel I’ve been on for the last couple of years. I’ve been experimenting with pop sensibilities and then on my last record, I got attached to it. That’s the wonderful thing about trying as many different ways of writing music as possible – discoveries.”
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