“I’m in New York because I want to be in New York. I cut my hair short because I wanted to. I made a pop album because I wanted to.”
Taylor Swift | Harper’s Bazaar Germany (November 2014)
"I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about."
Moving forward in my career, we’re in a very important planning stage right now, getting everything together for the next project. Every single choice that I make is determined by what I think (fans) will like and what I think will be good for them to see or hear on the new album… I wish so badly that I could talk about the new record, I really do, that’s all I want to talk about, it’s all I think about, I’m obsessed with it. All I can really tell you is that it’s my favourite thing of all I’ve ever done and I promise you, you’ll know why.
I’ve been listening to a lot of late 80s pop. I love how bold it was. It was a time of limitless potential,bright colors, bold choices, rebellion.
Whether it’s art, or writing, or music, whatever, as long as you’ve figured out what you love when your heart was broken, or when you were sad, or when you were lonely, or when you were left out, thats when you figured out that’s what makes you happiest in your entire life, which I think is kind of beautiful. I think it’s when we learn those tough lessons that, sometimes life can throw things at you that you’re not prepared for. Like the way that people treat each other some times. And through writing songs, i’ve learnt a lot of lessons. Writing songs has taught me a lot, and you liking those songs and caring about them, has taught me that those feelings are valid even if they’re not okay. And even if you’re not alright - that’s okay. And I think one of the hardest lessons in life you’ll have to learn is, sometimes nothing that you do, no matter how hard you try, you cant make someone like you if they don’t like you, and its okay to let that go. All you need to worry about is how you are going to get through it.
"I really like my life right now, I have friends around me all the time. I’ve started painting more. I’ve been working out a lot. I’ve started to really take pride in being strong."