It may be 2014 in the real world, but it’s “1989” in Ellen’s room when one of her favorite guests, TAYLOR SWIFT, comes by to celebrate her brand new album! There will be music. There will be dancing. There will be fans, friends and games! Most importantly, there will be so much Taylor!
If anyone is limitless in Hollywood, it’s Taylor Swift. The “Fearless” singer-songwriter can write an ingenious “Love Story,” then throw it out and celebrate being single with her chart-topping pop hit, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” She banishes the “Mean” bullies, lifts spirits by challenging us all to “Shake It Off,” and leaves her fans “Enchanted” after each and every performance. While she’s only 24, Taylor has already taken home 7 Grammys, 15 American Music Awards, and 9 Country Music Association Awards, among countless other honors. This year, she was named Billboard magazine’s Woman of the Year for the second time, and her album’s dropping today!
Every time Taylor comes by the show, she and Ellen have an all-out blast! Ellen has scared Taylor more times than anyone can count, and Taylor has done her share of surprising while she’s here. This visit will certainly follow suit! Love, life, music, touring, Ellen and Taylor will talk about it all, and of course, the singer will be performing new music from “1989”!
On Monday, Ellen’s treating her fans to Taylor Swift!
I LOVE the line “took our broken hearts and put them in a drawer” BECAUSE THAT HAS BEEN TAYLOR SINCE SHE MOVED TO NEW YORK AND I’M SO HAPPY SHES HAPPY AND SHE PUT ALL HER EXES BEHIND HER AND SHES SO STRONG AND IN SUCH A GOOD PLACE AND HONESTLY I CAN’T ASK FOR MORE THAN THAT :’)))))
Welcome To New York Written by Taylor Swift and Ryan Tedder Produced by Ryan Tedder, Taylor Swift, and Noel Zancanella
Walking through a crowd The village is aglow Kaleidoscope of loud heartbeats Under coats Everybody here wanted something more Searching for a sound we hadn’t heard before And it said
Welcome to New York It’s been waiting for you Welcome to New York Welcome to New York Welcome to New York It’s been waiting for you Welcome to New York Welcome to New York
It’s a new soundtrack I could dance to this beat, beat Forevermore The lights are so bright But they never blind me, me Welcome to New York It’s been waiting for you Welcome to New York Welcome to New York
When we first dropped our bags On apartment floors Took our broken hearts Put them in a drawer Everybody here was someone else before And you can want who you want Boys and boys and girls and girls
Like any great love It keeps you guessing Like any real love It’s ever changing Like any true love It drives you crazy But you know you wouldn’t change Anything, anything, anything… Chorus
“I sent this voice memo to Ryan Tedder because I always wanted to work with him. And finally, we scheduled some studio time. I always want to be prepared. I wanted to send him the idea I was working on before we went into the studio just in case he wrote back and said, ‘I can’t stand that. I want to work on something else. Think of something else.’ So I just sat down at the piano, put my phone on top of the piano and just kind of explained to him where I wanted to go with the song, how I saw the melody sitting in, and we ended up recording the song the next day and it ended up being on the record, called ‘I Know Places.’”—Taylor Swift talking about writing “I Know Places” with Ryan Tedder (x)
“Country music teaches you to work. You hear stories about these artists who show up four hours late to a photo shoot, and in Nashville that doesn’t happen. In Nashville, if you go four hours late to a photo shoot, everyone leaves. In Nashville, if you don’t care about radio and being kind to people who are being good to you…It’s a symbiotic relationship, and if you don’t take care of it, they they won’t take care of you. I’ve never been more proud to have come from a community that’s so rooted in songwriting, so rooted in hard work and in treating people well. It was the best kind of training.”—Taylor Swift (ESQUIRE, NOVEMBER 2014) (x)
“I fought the idea of having security for a very long time, because I really value normalcy. I really do. I like to be able to take a drive by myself. Haven’t done that in six years. (Even in Tennessee?- Interviewer) No, they have to be in a car behind me. Because just the sheer number of men we have in a file who have showed up at my house, showed up to my mom’s house, threatened to either kill me, kidnap me, or marry me. This is the strange and sad part of my life that I try not to think about. I try to be lighthearted about it, because I don’t ever want to be scared. I don’t want to be walking down the street scared. And when I have security, I don’t have to be scared.”—Taylor Swift on having security (Esquire, November 2014) (x)