Ed told fans at the Amazon Front Row event that he has been recording with Taylor Swift again, but that he isn’t sure what will happen to the song – and he’s been setting her up with his mates!
He revealed, “I’ve recorded some more songs with Taylor Swift, but it’s just a case of finding out where to put them as I don’t really put collaborations on my albums. She did her last record, 1989, really quickly, in about a month, I think, so there was no time to put any on there.”
“I have tried to set Taylor up with a few of my friends. I have a lot of good looking friends.”
“Dating or finding someone is the last thing on my mind, because I can’t picture how it could work with the way my life is. I don’t know how a guy is supposed to walk next to his girlfriend when there are 20 men with cameras, and he can’t protect his girlfriend because that’s the life she chose. I just don’t see how it could work, so I don’t think about it, and I kind of run from it when it presents itself. ‘Cause I don’t think any guy really… They think that they would want to get to know me, and maybe date me, but I don’t think they want what comes with it.”—Taylor Swift (British Vogue, November 2014) (x)
“This time around I’ve chosen the brave and bold way of going about things. Because with this album I’ve completely changed the sound of everything I’ve done until now. So it’s interesting to not be afraid of that. You know, I don’t want to hurt people’s feelings, I don’t want to betray Nashville, whatever, but essentially it comes down to challenging yourself as an artist.”—Taylor Swift (British Vogue, November 2014) (x)
“The one thing I wish these girls that come to my shows knew is that they are exactly where I was when I was a teenager. I had no idea who I was! I was going through all these phases. I was trying on different outfits and all these different personalities, trying to figure out what category I fit into, and which clique I would be accepted in. But if you just keep doing ‘you’, and being who you are and doing what feels natural to you, maybe you won’t find a place where you fit in for a very long time, but you eventually will.”—Taylor Swift for British Vogue, November 2014 (via ialmostdo)
“Taylor Swift ties the record for the fastest flight to No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as “Shake It Off” shoots 2-1 in just its sixth week. The ascent matches a mark first established in the list’s first year of existence: Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me” began a 12-week reign in only its sixth chart week in 1996. “Shake” marks Swift’s second Adult Pop Songs No. 1, following “I Knew You Were Trouble.,” which topped the March 16, 2013, tally.”—http://m.billboard.com/entry/view/id/101654 (via tayswiftdotcom)
Taylor Swift has teamed up with Capital Breakfast to set hosts Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon a terrifying challenge.
The ‘Shake It Off’ singer will join the pair for a special one-off breakfast show on Thursday, October 9, to be hosted from London’s Shard - the tallest building in Western Europe.
However, Swift has already set the pair a challenge - to raise more money than the other for Global’s Make Some Noise charity, with the loser facing a dizzying forfeit.
Berry and Snowdon have 11 days to attract support and donations from listeners and famous faces. Whoever raises the least money must undertake Swift’s punishment - a window-cleaning shift at The View from The Shard, which towers 1,000 feet above London’s streets.
Berry said: “I’m absolutely terrified of losing out to Lisa on this challenge, so I’m going to need everyone’s support. I’m pulling out all the stops to raise as much money as possible for our new charity, Global’s Make Some Noise, so please get behind me and donate!”
Snowdon added: “The forfeit for losing this challenge is possibly one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever been faced with - thanks Taylor! I need everyone’s support on this - help me get Dave up there! Come on London, I need your help!”
Global’s Make Some Noise is a new national charity which aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people. It unites all of Global’s radio brands, including Capital, XFM, Heart and Gold.