Taylor Swift’s New Album ISN’T All About Love And Heartbreak
If her career so far is any indication, Taylor Swift has thought a lot about love and loss. Her songs are basically required listening for any heartbreak you'll ever have. However, the singer says her upcoming album, 1989, will be a total change-of-pace from her previous tracks.
With the debut of her new single “Shake It Off” blowing up the airwaves this week, Taylor explained how her new album, set to drop in October, will be totally different from her last one, Red: "Emotionally, it was a very devastated record. It was about dealing with an intense heartbreak. And 1989 is about the phase after that where you brush yourself off and you're okay, and you write about what your life is like then," she said during an interview with Fusion.
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"At this point I'm really just like, I just want to be with my friends, I want to make music, I want to play shows, and I want to travel the world. And I want to define my life on my own terms. That's really my list of priorities now, which is different than it was a couple years ago."
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Essentially, the album will reflect all the general awesomeness going on in Taylor's life right now—which doesn't necessarily include heartbreak: "My life has changed in ways that have surprised me. Deciding to spend my time in New York, cutting my hair, becoming all of the sudden surrounded by this great group of strong, beautiful, smart women who challenge me and push me forward. Those are all changes in my life."
Props to Taylor for embracing change and realizing that, although love is awesome, there are other amazing aspects of life worth celebrating. For more solo-inspiration, check out the 12 best things ever about being single.
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